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Publication . Article . 2015

The ‘unforgettable’ experience of foreign language anxiety

Morana Drakulić;
Open Access
Published: 01 Sep 2015 Journal: Journal of Education Culture and Society, volume 6, pages 120-128 (issn: 2081-1640, eissn: 2081-1640, Copyright policy )
Publisher: Foundation Pro Scientia Publica
Country: Croatia
Abstract

Foreign language anxiety (FLA) has long been recognized as a factor that hinders the process of foreign language learning at all levels. Among numerous FLA sources identified in the literature, language classroom seems to be of particular interest and significance, especially in the formal language learning context, where the course and the teacher are often the only representatives of language. The main purpose of the study is to determine the presence and potential sources of foreign language anxiety among first year university students and to explore how high anxiety levels shape and affect students’ foreign language learning experience. In the study both the questionnaire and the interviews were used as the data collection methods. Thematic analysis of the interviews and descriptive statistics suggest that most anxiety-provoking situations stem from the language classroom itself.

Subjects by Vocabulary

Microsoft Academic Graph classification: Foreign language anxiety Pedagogy Learner autonomy Mathematics education Descriptive statistics Thematic analysis Language assessment Psychology Second-language attrition Context (language use) Comprehension approach

Library of Congress Subject Headings: lcsh:Education (General) lcsh:L7-991 lcsh:Social sciences (General) lcsh:H1-99

Subjects

foreign language anxiety, language classroom, subjective experience, teacher, foreign language anxiety, language classroom, subjective experience, teacher

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