Title: Speaking Anxiety among Japanese Students in the EFL Environment
Stream: Foreign Languages Education & Applied Linguistics (including ESL/TESL/TEFL)
Presentation Type: Virtual Presentation
Lidija Elliott, Nagoya University of Foreign Studies, Japan
Miriam Vasquez, Nagoya University of Foreign Studies, Japan
Speaking anxiety continues to be a prevalent phenomenon among foreign and second language learners. The main goal of this presentation is to understand student speaking anxiety among students. The strategies presented will be those introduced to Japanese students, learning English in Japan during their first and second year of university. A Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety questionnaire was administered to 159 students.
Authors will focus on the speaking anxiety, main sources of language anxiety, and finally give suggestions that can help students overcome those issues. Therefore, students can become more communicatively competent, which may lead to greater self-confidence, and help assist students achieve their language learning goals.
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