Gamar Addawla Albooni, Adil Ishag
Abstract: This study tries to investigate the willingness to communicate in English language among Sudanese undergraduate EFL students, in relation to self-perceived communication competence. It further aims at examining the role of English language achievement and gender differences in relation to willingness to communicate, and self-perceived communication competence. The study adopted the descriptive and the analytical methods to analyze the collected data, by utilizing two standardized scales conducted on a sample composed of 156 respondents studying English as a foreign language at the Department of English, Faculty of Education, University of Khartoum. The results were statistically computed and revealed that: willingness to communicate in English language and self-perceived communication competence are positively correlated among Sudanese undergraduate EFL students. Self-perceived communication competence is a good indicator of willingness to communicate in English language than actual language achievement. The study also showed that there are some gender differences in willingness to communicate, and self-perceived communication competence among Sudanese undergraduate EFL students.
Keywords: Willingness to Communicate, Perceived Communication Competence, Language Achievement, Foreign Language