Affective Factors Influencing Oral English Teaching

Yongwei Nie


This paper mainly studies the affective factors influencing learners’ oral English learning: attitude, motivation, anxiety and personality with a view to ascertaining the relationship between the affective factors and the second language learners’ oral English proficiency. It has been found that motivation, anxiety and personality prove the key factors influencing the achievement of oral English proficiency to a great extent. They somewhat promote or obstruct the oral English learning process. The paper scans and lists the previous and current research centering affective factors at home and abroad while endeavoring to explore the specific influence of the affective factors on the non-English majors’ productive skills of speaking. A survey is accordingly conducted among the non-English major sophomores in Wuchang Institute of Technology. The results of the survey disclose and prove the correlation between affective factors and oral English learning. Then, on such a basis some implications or solutions to alleviate or even rid the students of such negative influence resulting from the affective factors have been put forward.


affective factors; oral English; correlation; solution


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