Proceedings of the 2020 3rd International Conference on Humanities Education and Social Sciences (ICHESS 2020)

Two Major Factors that Lead to English Speaking Anxiety

Authors
Huan Wan, Li Yan, Yan Gong
Corresponding Author
Huan Wan
Available Online 16 December 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201214.584How to use a DOI?
Keywords
English Speaking Anxiety, English Proficiency, Learning Style, Types of Classroom Activities
Abstract

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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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2020 3rd International Conference on Humanities Education and Social Sciences (ICHESS 2020)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
16 December 2020
ISBN
978-94-6239-301-1
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201214.584How 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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