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Mak, Barley – System: An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics, 2011
This article reports the findings of a study investigating factors contributing to the speaking-in-class anxiety of a group of 313 Chinese ESL first-year university students in Hong Kong. Results using the Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety Scale (FLCAS) of Horwitz et al. reveal five factors leading to the group's speaking-in-class anxiety. The…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Negative Attitudes, Factor Analysis, Foreign Countries