Non-English Major Undergraduate Students’ Perception of How Speaking Anxiety Interacts with Socio-Cultural Factors (79943)

Session Information: Culture in Language Education
Session Chair: Gregory Paul Glasgow

Sunday, 26 May 2024 15:40
Session: Session 4
Room: Room 704
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

Speaking is a crucial component of human language. Language learning and acquisition allow individuals to engage, share knowledge, and communicate with one another. Until now, using English as a second or foreign language every day might be difficult. Uneasy feelings, nervousness, or a sense of fear caused by a person’s perception of learning or using a second language is known as language anxiety. A few anxiety students have indicated certain sociocultural factors, among other factors, could be responsible for students’ foreign language speaking anxiety (Lo, 2017; Yan & Horwitz, 2008). This study aims to investigate the social-cultural factors causing English-speaking anxiety in non-English major undergraduate students. This study used a case study qualitative approach. In-depth semi-structured interviews were utilized as a data collection tool. The data was collected from one non-English major undergraduate student in East Java. The data revealed several social-cultural related sources of speaking anxiety including students’ geographic background, communicative apprehension, gender, social and cultural environment, social status and self-identity, gender, and dialect. The results of this research are expected to offer helpful recommendations to enable English teachers or lecturers to react to their students’ speaking anxiety and to assist teachers of lecturers in arranging their classes in a way that may reduce their students’ speaking anxiety and promote students’ speaking skills.

Adisty Vanalestari, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Indonesia

About the Presenter(s)
Adisty Vanalestari, S.Pd is a University Postgraduate Student at Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia in Indonesia

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