Affective Factors in Oral English Teaching and Learning

Minghe GUO, Yuan WANG


This article explores several affective factors which may facilitate or debilitate students’ oral English proficiency in college English teaching setting. Some strategies of teaching and learning are discussed and some affective methods in class and out of class are also introduced which can benefit activating the learners’ positive affectivity to improve their oral English proficiency.


Affective factors; Collage English; Oral English; Teaching strategies

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