AN EXPLORATION OF SPEAKING-IN-CLASS ANXIETY OF TURKISH AND FOREIGN PREP-SCHOOL STUDENTS

Tasci, Samet and Ariz, Caglar (2014) AN EXPLORATION OF SPEAKING-IN-CLASS ANXIETY OF TURKISH AND FOREIGN PREP-SCHOOL STUDENTS. In: Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics, May, Sarajevo.

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Abstract

The main purpose of this study is to find out if there is difference between Turkish and foreign students studying in the same program in terms of their anxiety level regarding their speaking skill. A total of 35 students studying at Eskişehir Osmangazi University participated in the study. 22 students were male and 13 students were female. 20 of these students were Turkish natives while 15 students were foreigners from different countries such as 6 from Yemen, 4 from Afghanistan, 4 from Libya and 1 from Comoros. The students are prep-school students. A Turkish adaptation of FLCAS with 32 items was used for data collection. In addition to FLCAS, an open interview was also done with 8 of the students, 4 of them Turkish native, who were available. Items of the questionnaire were analyzed one by one to reach the mean scores. Content analysis was applied to the interview answers. Following the analysis, a conclusion was drawn. The results showed that Turkish students had higher level of anxiety than foreign students inhibiting students’ oral performance. Based on the findings, some suggestions for further research are proposed. Besides, possible educational implications of the anxiety are indicated. Keywords: Foreign language speaking anxiety, prep-school students, Osmangazi university, Students, speaking in class

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: J-FLTAL
Depositing User: Mrs. Emina Mekic
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2016 21:04
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2016 21:04
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/3532

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