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ERIC Number: EJ1080255
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1916-4742
Secondary School Students' Reading Anxiety in a Second Language
Ismail, Sadiq Abdulwahed Ahmed
English Language Teaching, v8 n11 p28-41 2015
Developing an appropriate competence in reading in English as a second language is a key factor for subsequent academic success. This study investigated second language reading anxiety of secondary school students. A questionnaire was distributed to 72 female students and focus-group interviews were conducted with 19 volunteer students. Overall results reveal significant differences between the levels of reading anxiety reported by students relative to their general area of study (viz., science or arts). All the recorded differences were in favor of students in the science track. Most of the sources of reading anxiety that were identified by the students were related to language proficiency, specifically knowledge of vocabulary and grammatical rules.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Grade 11; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Arab Emirates