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ERIC Number: EJ1019668
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0033-6882
Creative Drama: A Possible Way to Alleviate Foreign Language Anxiety
Saglamel, Hasan; Kayaoglu, Mustafa Naci
RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, v44 n3 p377-394 Dec 2013
This study aims to identify the language anxiety level of students studying at a Turkish state university, and investigate the role of creative drama in reducing language anxiety in speaking classes. To have a general picture of students, 565 students were administered an adapted version of the Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety Scale (FLCAS). Then, a one-group pre-test/post-test study was carried out with 22 randomly selected students who attended a 6-week creative drama programme run by a researcher who had received creative drama and leadership training for 123 hours. The FLSAS (the adapted version of the FLCAS) was administered both at the beginning and end of the study. The findings from the questionnaires were analysed through the SPSS 16.0 software. A statistically significant decrease was found in the language anxiety levels of students who participated in the creative drama programme. Possible sources of language anxiety as well as the relationship between anxiety level and students' proficiency level, and classroom performance grades are elaborated upon.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety Scale
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