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Exploring the Psychological Factors that Cause the Silence in EFL College Classroom

Ahmed Mohamed Fahid

University of Misan, College of Basic Education, Department of English, Iraq

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Vol.17, Jan-Jun, 2024
Receiving Date: 2023-11-19
Acceptance Date: 2024-01-10
Publication Date: 2024-01-15
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http://doi.org/10.37648/ijps.v17i01.002

Abstract

Many researchers and scholars have studied the phenomenon of classroom silence. It has been considered as some sort of barrier that stops in the way of students and teachers’ interaction. This barrier affects and holds the process that leads to the success of teaching goals in classroom. Furthermore, classroom silence can affect the ability of students to cultivate a language. The main aim of the current study is to investigate the psychological factors that could lead to this silence as well as the methods that can be used to improve the atmosphere of teaching classroom in order to break this silence. With accordance to these factors that lead to this phenomenon, some suggestions are put forward to get over this teaching barrier. These suggestions can be summed into raising students’ self-esteemed confidence and creating harmonious classroom atmosphere. Just by examining the physiological factors that led to the classroom silence such as fear of negative feedback, fear of making mistakes, anxiety, lack of confidence and lack of motivation.


Keywords: Classroom; silence; College English; psychological Factors


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