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ERIC Number: ED539787
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
Turkish Students' Perspectives on Speaking Anxiety in Native and Non-Native English Speaker Classes
Bozavli, Ebubekir; Gulmez, Recep
Online Submission, US-China Education Review B 12 p1034-1043 2012
The aim of this study is to reveal the effect of FLA (foreign language anxiety) in native/non-native speaker of English classrooms. In this study, two groups of students (90 in total) of whom 38 were in NS (native speaker) class and 52 in NNS (non-native speaker) class taking English as a second language course for 22 hours a week at Erzincan University in Turkey were administered foreign language speaking anxiety scale. The students reported their opinion about this 23-item questionnaire. Collecting the data, results were analyzed by SPSS (Statistical Program for Social Sciences) 15 program. The mean score of each item was measured and the results were discussed in detail by explaining the percentages of students' thoughts. Additionally, the level of classroom anxiety was measured for finding whether there was any significant difference between the two groups. The findings showed that there was no significant difference between the groups statistically in terms of classroom anxiety, but the mean scores showed that students in NS class were more anxious than those in NNS class. (Contains 5 tables.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey