Foreign language anxiety: understanding its status and insiders' awareness and attitudes

Tran, Thi Thu Trang, Baldauf, Richard B. Jr. and Moni, Karen (2013) Foreign language anxiety: understanding its status and insiders' awareness and attitudes. TESOL Quarterly, 47 2: 216-243. doi:10.1002/tesq.85


Author Tran, Thi Thu Trang
Baldauf, Richard B. Jr.
Moni, Karen
Title Foreign language anxiety: understanding its status and insiders' awareness and attitudes
Journal name TESOL Quarterly   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0039-8322
1545-7249
Publication date 2013
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/tesq.85
Volume 47
Issue 2
Start page 216
End page 243
Total pages 28
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ, United States
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract Foreign language anxiety (FLA) has been found to exist in all of the cultures where it has been studied, yet the literature provides limited empirical evidence to indicate whether foreign language students and teachers, as the direct stakeholders in the phenomenon, are aware of it. This study investigated the extent to which foreign language students and teachers are aware of the existence of the phenomenon of FLA and their attitudes towards it. Some 419 non-English-major students, who were undertaking various majors in a university in Vietnam, and eight teachers of English as a foreign language participated in the study. Methodological triangulation, which involved collecting data using questionnaires, interviews, and student autobiographies, was adopted. The findings indicate that approximately two thirds of the students suffered from FLA to some degree, yet the teachers did not attribute adequate importance to it. The study suggests that FLA has an impact on the majority of students and that teachers should take this into account in their teaching.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Article first published online: 21 December 2012.

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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