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ERIC Number: ED522937
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1694-609X
The Effects of Cooperative Learning on Foreign Language Anxiety: A Comparative Study of Taiwanese and American Universities
Duxbury, John G.; Tsai, Ling-ling
Online Submission, International Journal of Instruction v3 n1 p3-18 Jan 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 scale by Horwitz et al., 1986 and the Style Analysis Survey by Oxford et al., 1999a) were employed along with ten questions designed by the author: five sought to establish student perceptions of their classrooms' cooperative atmosphere and five concerned students' predilection towards cooperative learning. No significant correlation was found between foreign language anxiety and cooperative learning at the United States University. Of the three Southern Taiwan colleges, results from only one school showed a significant correlation. This was the only school that had a Taiwanese teacher. Appended to this document is a Survey Instrument. (Contains 2 tables.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan; United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety Scale