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Shamsi, Ahmad Fawzi; Altaha, Suhail; Gilanlioglu, Ilkay – Online Submission, 2019
This study examines the role of m-learning in decreasing speaking anxiety for EFL learners. The researchers believe there is a relationship between Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL) and anxiety. In other words, using mobiles to learn speaking can decrease the amount of anxiety the learners have and motivates them to speak in public. The…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Amengual-Pizarro, Marian – International Journal of English Studies, 2018
This study aims at exploring the degree of Foreign Language Anxiety (FLA) towards the learning of English that English for Specific Purposes students report experiencing. The participants in this study were 67 undergraduates at the University of the Balearic Islands enrolled in two university degree programs. The Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Anxiety
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Halat, Sercan; Özbay, Murat – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2018
In 21st century which witnesses a range of extraordinary technological improvements; along with the world's turning into global-village-like place, it is a vital need that a common communication network being built up as a result of the interaction among the people whose nation, culture, language and beliefs differ drastically. With the aim of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Turkish, Anxiety, Second Language Learning
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Tosun, Bahadir – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2018
Despite the numerous studies investigating the nature of anxiety and its relationship with several age groups in the context of foreign language classroom anxiety, these two subjects are still in need of further quantitative investigation. Accordingly, the current study investigated the major factors that lead to students' foreign language…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Age Differences, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Liu, Meihua – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2018
The present research explored bilingual/multilingual students' willingness to communicate in Chinese (WTCC) and foreign language anxiety (FLA) when speaking Chinese and their associations with self-rated proficiency in Chinese in a university in Beijing. The study recruited 167 bilingual and multilingual learners of Chinese to fill in a battery of…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Multilingualism, Chinese, Second Language Instruction
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Phongsa, Manivone; Mohamed Ismail, Shaik Abdul Malik; Low, Hui Min – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
Foreign language anxiety is common among adult learners, especially those who lack exposure to the language that they are learning. In this study, we compared the foreign language anxiety experienced by monolingual and bilingual tertiary students in the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) who were learning English as a Foreign Language. The…
Descriptors: Laotians, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Subekti, Adaninggar Septi – Dinamika Ilmu, 2018
This study was conducted to investigate the relationship between Foreign Language Anxiety (FLA) and spoken performances of non-English major university students in Indonesia. The study found that learners experienced various degrees of FLA with the mean score 93.07 (SD = 17.69, N = 119). This study also found a statistically significant, negative…
Descriptors: Correlation, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Anxiety
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Lee, Jang Ho – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
The present study was designed to examine the effects of short-term study abroad (SA) on learners' L2 anxiety, international posture, and L2 willingness to communicate (WTC). To this end, the SA experience of 69 L2 learners in four different SA programmes was investigated. The data were obtained from participant questionnaires, which were…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Outcomes of Education, Second Language Learning, Anxiety
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Jee, Min Jung – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2018
This study investigated Korean-as-a-foreign-language (KFL) students' foreign language anxiety (FLA) in relation to five affective variables (i.e., unwillingness to communicate, classroom risk-taking, classroom sociability, motivation, and self-efficacy) as well as to self-rated Korean proficiency. One hundred and fifty-two KFL students who were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Korean, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Sánchez Solarte, Ana Clara; Sánchez Solarte, Andrés – HOW, 2017
This paper reports the results of a group intervention based on strategies derived from the systemic therapy model--brief strategic therapy. These strategies aimed at decreasing the anxiety levels commonly found in oral performance tasks related to L2 learning. Thirteen students from different semesters who belonged to two foreign language…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Second Language Learning, Intervention, Second Language Instruction
Santana-Paixao, Raquel C. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Oral testing administration plays a significant role in foreign language programs aiming to foster the development of students' speaking abilities. With the development of language teaching software, the use of computer based recording tools are becoming increasingly used in language courses as an alternative to traditional face-to-face oral…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Language Tests, Portuguese, Second Language Learning
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Tanielian, Adam R. – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2017
This study surveys 156 Saudi male and 131 Saudi female students in their first year at King Faisal University in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. Demographic data is collected along with quantitative data using a self-reporting Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety Scale (FLCAS) with a 5- point Likert scale. English performance data is collected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Surveys, College Freshmen, Statistical Analysis
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Sadighi, Firooz; Dastpak, Mehdi – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
Foreign language learning anxiety is one of the affective factors which influence language learning negatively. It has several sources and different types. The present study aimed at investigating the sources of foreign language speaking anxiety of Iranian EFL learners. To do so, 154 EFL learners participated in the study. They were required to…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Anxiety, Barriers, English (Second Language)
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Santos, Alaitz; Cenoz, Jasone; Gorter, Durk – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2017
The present study focuses on the link between three factors, proficiency, language certificates and bilingualism, and levels of communicative anxiety in the third language (English) in two groups of adult users, university students and young professionals. The first group consisted of 217 university students who were enrolled at the University of…
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Anxiety, Questionnaires, English (Second Language)
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Okay, Aysegül; Balçikanli, Cem – Journal on Educational Psychology, 2017
This study investigates whether there is a relationship between anxiety levels and belief patterns of Turkish EFL students in relation to level of instruction. A total number of 207 students voluntarily participated in the study. To gather quantitative data, adapted Turkish versions of Beliefs about Language Learning Inventory (BALLI) and Foreign…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Measures (Individuals)
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