A Study on Communication Breakdowns between Native and Non-native Speakers in English Speaking Classes

Journal of English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics

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Title A Study on Communication Breakdowns between Native and Non-native Speakers in English Speaking Classes
 
Creator Nghi, Tran Tin
Khuong, Luu Quy
 
Subject Communication breakdowns, plurilingual competence, pluricultural competence, speaking lessons, English proficiency
 
Description English majored students have a positive influence on intercultural awareness in learning a foreign language. In their classes, they are often asked to discuss some academic matters in British cultural beliefs. Although they have a high level of proficiency in English communication, there often encountered misunderstandings between them when they interpret things or present academic matters. As a result, students cannot achieve plurilingual and pluricultural competence in the course. This paper was conducted to investigate communication problems between Vietnamese learners of English and Native teachers at HUFI. The data were collected from 28 participants who are third-year students and four different lecturers from different countries. The findings revealed that sources were mainly clustered for the following reasons: perceptual and language differences, information overload, inattention time pressures, distraction/noise emotions, complexity in organizational structure, and poor retention. The perceptual and language differences, information overload, and emotions were mainly responsible for the quality of communication. This paper can help students engage in awareness-raising activities that promote understanding in some contacts and discussions.
 
Publisher Al-Kindi Center for Research and Development
 
Date 2021-06-08
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://al-kindipublisher.com/index.php/jeltal/article/view/1782
10.32996/jeltal.2021.3.6.1
 
Source Journal of English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics ; Vol. 3 No. 6 (2021): Journal of English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics - Special Issue; 01-06
2707-756X
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://al-kindipublisher.com/index.php/jeltal/article/view/1782/1488
 
Rights https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
 

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