© 2015, Universidad de Granada. All rights reserved. How teachers communicate to students is one of the crucial elements that enhance affective and cognitive learning in a foreign language learning class. This study explores the perceptions of three groups of university students on verbal and nonverbal teacher immediacy and how this might be related to a decrease in foreign language anxiety. Significant differences between the groups were found in terms of immediacy and anxiety but no direct correlations were established. However, a qualitative analysis of the students’ perceptions indicated that teacher immediacy is indeed a key factor to motivate students, ease their pressure and favour their willingness to learn and participate in class.
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2015|
- Affective learning
- Cognitive learning
- Foreign language anxiety
- Verbal and nonverbal immediacy