An Empirical Research on Ethnic Minority Students of Preparatory Education Under The Influence of Nonintellectual Factors



Nonintellectual factors play an important role in the second language learning. Nonintellectual factors mainly include a person’s motivation, personality, willpower, anxiety, self-confidence, etc.. The purpose of this study is to discover the function of nonintellectual factors in English teaching. This paper first gives a brief introduction to the background information of the research, and then a definition of nonintellectual factors and the elements nonintellectual factors contain are presented. After that the data from two separate surveys concerning about learners’ willpower and anxiety are collected aiming to find out the causes of these phenomena and make a conclusion. Eventually some suggestions of the teaching reform from the perspective of teaching objectives, teaching content, teaching methods and teaching evaluation are proposed with the purpose of improving the teaching effects.


Teaching reform; Nonintellectual factors; Teaching method; Evaluation

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