Soran Abdullah1 & Mustafa Altun 2 & Farhad Majeed Hama 3
1English Language Department, Aynda Private Technical Institute, Erbil, Iraq
2English Language Teaching Department, Faculty of Education, Tishk International University, Erbil, Iraq
3English Department, College of Basic Education, University of Sulaimani, Sulaymaniyah, Iraq
Abstract: English is one of the most spoken languages in all over the world. Not in every country, English is used or spoken as a native language and in countries where English is not commonly used, people of it when get to foreign countries for academic purposes or other purposes, face difficulties. One major problem they go through is anxiety which is known as language learning anxiety. All individuals go through language learning anxiety at some point of their language learning careers. It is actually the feeling of tension, nervousness and fear while speaking English language which ultimately affects their oral performances. English oral performance is directly linked to the ability and skills of a person speaking that language. Three types of language learning anxiety which include trait anxiety, state anxiety and situation-specific anxiety is discussed in the paper. Effective oral performance is very important for the successful delivery of English language which could be impacted by any of the types of anxiety. In classrooms also, students who suffer from anxiety in many cases are reluctant to perform oral communication activities because of the perception they have in their mind about the poor delivery of performance. Anxiety in language learning is not just about having feared of speaking in public but it is supposed to be the one most significant element which affects learner’s English language learning in other aspects too.
Keywords: Language Learning Anxiety, Foreign Language, Second Language, Oral Performance, Speaking Skills, English Language
Published: September 14, 2022
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