A CASE STUDY ABOUT A STUDENT’S RELUCTANCE TO SPEAK IN THE TARGET LANGUAGE IN CLASSROOM SETTING

Sérgio Manuel Coelho Fernando, Adriana de Koning Lee

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This small-scale case study attempts to explore the causes of one adult student’s reluctance to speak English in classroom in Aracaju, Brazil. The research employed semi-structured interviews and classroom observations to collect data. It will detail the reasons as to why the student is not at ease learning and speaking this foreign language and interpret the reasons why.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17564/2316-3828.2018v6n2p129–137


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