The Use of Pair Work to Reduce Speaking Anxiety in an EFL Classroom
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- EFL students, foreign language speaking anxiety, pair work activity
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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TY - CONF AU - Mutiara Putri Aulia AU - Nenden Sri Lengkanawati AU - Rojab Siti Rodliyah PY - 2020 DA - 2020/04/09 TI - The Use of Pair Work to Reduce Speaking Anxiety in an EFL Classroom BT - Proceedings of the Twelfth Conference on Applied Linguistics (CONAPLIN 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 134 EP - 137 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200406.027 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.200406.027 ID - Aulia2020 ER -