• Psychology
  • Published 2014

The Role of Risk-Taking Behavior in the Development of Speaking Skills in ESL Classrooms

@inproceedings{Cervantes2014TheRO,
  title={The Role of Risk-Taking Behavior in the Development of Speaking Skills in ESL Classrooms},
  author={Irene Mar{\'i}n Cervantes},
  year={2014}
}
This essay presents an overview of different perspectives of the risk-taking construct in the development of speaking skills in the second language classroom. Its main purpose is to examine the role of risk taking in the acquisition of a foreign or second language and the improvement of oral proficiency. The first section introduces the concept of risk taking from markedly different perspectives of several authors. The second section focuses on the particular traits that characterize risk… CONTINUE READING

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