Perceptions of Volunteer Roles in English Conversation Circles
AbstractThis study explores English conversation circles, which bring together native speakers with non-native speakers in informal conversation. Specifically, this study compares the volunteers’ (native speakers’) perceptions of their roles in the conversation circle with learners’ expectations. Analysis revealed that learners expected volunteers to play a more authoritative role than volunteers perceived themselves playing. This study considers the power that learners grant to volunteers, identifying a number of roles played by volunteers.
How to Cite
Gilst, A. (2010). Perceptions of Volunteer Roles in English Conversation Circles. TESL Canada Journal, 28(1), 77. https://doi.org/10.18806/tesl.v28i1.1061