Two Major Factors that Lead to English Speaking Anxiety
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- English Speaking Anxiety, English Proficiency, Learning Style, Types of Classroom Activities
Teachers around China have reported students’ reticence or stuttering in speaking English, which could partly be ascribed to students’ English-speaking anxiety. This paper sought to identify the two major factors that lead to students’ speaking anxiety, and the factors studied in this study include 1) Gender; 2) English Proficiency; 3) Parents’ Education; 4) Learning Style; 5) Types of Classroom Activities. Quantitative data was collected from a total of 76 non-English major undergraduates in Yanshan University, using questionnaires. T-test, one-way ANOVA and regression analysis are used to analyze the statistics. English proficiency and types of classroom activities are found to be the two major factors that lead to English-speaking anxiety. Accordingly, the result suggests that more group work and pair work should be introduced in English class to ease students’ English-speaking anxiety.
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TY - CONF AU - Huan Wan AU - Li Yan AU - Yan Gong PY - 2020 DA - 2020/12/16 TI - Two Major Factors that Lead to English Speaking Anxiety BT - Proceedings of the 2020 3rd International Conference on Humanities Education and Social Sciences (ICHESS 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 661 EP - 665 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201214.584 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201214.584 ID - Wan2020 ER -