ERIC Number: ED335963
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Language Anxiety from the Foreign Language Specialist's Perspective: Interviews with Krashen, Omaggio Hadley, Terrell and Rardin.
Young, Dolly J.
The responses of four scholars in the field of second language education to questions about language anxiety in second language learners are presented. The four respondents were Stephen Krashen, Alice Omaggio Hadley, Tracy Terrell, and Jennybelle Rardin. The formats of the interviews included telephone interviews on questions presented beforehand, a personal interview, and responses made in writing. Although a variety of questions were asked, only four are discussed here. In response to the first, the interviewees discussed whether there are positive aspects to anxiety in the language learning context. The second question asked whether language learners experience an equal amount of anxiety in all four skill areas. In the third question, respondents were asked to identify ways in which learners might express their anxiety in the classroom. The final question asked for effective anxiety management strategies. The texts of answers to each question are presented together, and a brief summary analysis of the responses is also presented. A 41-item bibliography is included. (MSE)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (Indianapolis, IN, March 21-24, 1991).