Proceedings of the Twelfth Conference on Applied Linguistics (CONAPLIN 2019)

The Use of Pair Work to Reduce Speaking Anxiety in an EFL Classroom

Authors
Mutiara Putri Aulia, Nenden Sri Lengkanawati, Rojab Siti Rodliyah
Corresponding Author
Mutiara Putri Aulia
Available Online 9 April 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200406.027How to use a DOI?
Keywords
EFL students, foreign language speaking anxiety, pair work activity
Abstract

Anxiety in speaking is one of the common obstacles in learning English as a foreign language which leads students to neglect the opportunity to speak English in the classroom. To help students in reducing speaking anxiety, teachers need to find a suitable teaching strategy. Based on the issue, this study reports how to pair work activity implemented in an EFL classroom helps teachers in reducing speaking anxiety and the role of pair-working activity in reducing speaking anxiety among EFL students. This study employs three instruments which are questionnaires, interviews, and observation. As a result, pair work successfully lessened students’ speaking anxiety by promoting interaction between students and the opportunity to speak where the less anxious students help the anxious ones in pronouncing certain words and inform the suitable vocabularies.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the Twelfth Conference on Applied Linguistics (CONAPLIN 2019)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
9 April 2020
ISBN
978-94-6252-952-6
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200406.027How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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