The impact of group dynamics on the L2 speech of student nurses in the classroom

Yasuyo Matsumoto
2010 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Nursing students have had little opportunity to speak English in their high school classroom, where they were taught by the Grammar-Translation method under authoritative teachers. In this paper I examine how group dynamics affect these students when they try to improve their ability to speak English. Fear and anxiety may hinder their learning. If they can have positive inter-member relations in groups, they will probably enhance their L2 acquisition. Their speaking ability improves when the
more » ... up dynamics make their inter-and intra-relationships positive.
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.07.030 fatcat:sxy6avthrjc5toxzfnv4dvtxou