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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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Dolean, Dacian Dorin – Language Teaching Research, 2016
Foreign language classroom anxiety (FLCA) has been the subject of several studies aimed to optimize learning of a foreign language in the classroom. However, few studies provide specific curriculum-based methodological strategies to be used in the classroom in order to lower the anxiety level. In this article, two experimental classes of 8th-grade…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Anxiety, Communication (Thought Transfer)
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Liu, Hui-ju; Chen, Chien-wei – English Language Teaching, 2015
This study aimed to investigate EFL learner language anxiety and learning motivation of high school students. Subjects included 155 students from the same private senior high school in central Taiwan, 60 in academic track and 95 in vocational track. The majority of the participants started taking English lessons either before entering elementary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Vocational Education, Track System (Education)
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Terantino, Joe – Dimension, 2014
This study compared students' foreign language anxiety levels while completing oral assessments administered face-to-face (F2F) and via Skype videoconferencing for university courses delivered under the self-instructional language program (SILP) model (Dunkel, Brill, & Kohl, 2002). Data were gathered by administering a modified Foreign…
Descriptors: Uncommonly Taught Languages, Second Language Instruction, Anxiety, Student Attitudes
Duxbury, John G.; Tsai, Ling-ling – Online Submission, 2010
This study investigated the level of foreign language anxiety in the classroom, plus the correlation between foreign language anxiety and cooperative learning attitudes and practice among university students at one university in the United States and three universities in Southern Taiwan. Two instruments (The Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety…
Descriptors: Universities, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Cooperative Learning
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Dewaele, Jean-Marc; Thirtle, Helen – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2009
The present study focuses on 79 young teenagers enrolled in foreign language (FL) classes in a London school. Having to decide whether to pursue the study of FLs, three groups emerged: those wishing to pursue FL classes, those having decided to abandon FL classes, and those still undecided about further FL study. A comparison of the three groups…
Descriptors: Second Languages, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Secondary School Students