Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Languages and Arts (ICLA 2017)

The English Speaking Anxiety of Nursing Science Students of STIK Bina Husada Palembang

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Agus WAHYUDI
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Available Online October 2017.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/icla-17.2018.13How to use a DOI?
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English, Speaking, Anxiety
Abstract

Foreign language learning is closely related to human psychology, where learners are the center of the learning process. Anxiety is a common reaction in English classes. Horwitz (2001) stated that one-third of the students who study foreign languages experience at least at an average level. The population of this study is the nursing science students of STIK Bina Husada in the 2016/2017 academic year; the sample of this study is the second semester students who took English II subject, where there were 45 students consist of 15 males and 30 females. The purposes of this research are to find out the Frequency and the level of English speaking anxiety of Nursing Science Students STIK Bina Husada Palembang. The frequency of English speaking anxiety is categorized into very often, often, seldom and never, while the level of English speaking anxiety is categorized into high, moderate and low. In order to collect the data, an English speaking anxiety adapted from Horwitz, E. K., Horwitz, M. B., & Cope, J. (1986) distributed. The result of this study showed that 6 students (13%) answered very often, 18 (40%) answered often, 19 (42%) seldom, and 2 (5%) answered never felt anxious when they speak English in the English class. Further, the second questionnaire showed that 2 students (5%) in high category, 42 students (93%) in moderate, 1 (2%) in low anxiety. In accordance to the students' answer, it is hoped that the students realize that it is natural to make mistake in English class.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Languages and Arts (ICLA 2017)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
October 2017
ISBN
978-94-6252-444-6
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icla-17.2018.13How to use a DOI?
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© 2018, 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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