Foreign Language Anxiety Experienced by AB English Language Students

  • Adrian Clark Dulay Perez AB English Language Department, Pangasinan State University, Philippines
  • Laarni Balansay Perez AB English Language Department, Pangasinan State University, Philippines
Keywords: foreign language, language learning, anxiety, language education

Abstract

This study was conducted to assess the anxiety level of AB English Language students across the four foreign languages they have taken. Employing a quantitative approach, the study utilized a modified version of the Foreign Language Anxiety Scale and was administered to 101 students who have finished Nihongo, Spanish, Korean, and Mandarin. The results reveal that the students experience moderate levels of anxiety across the four foreign languages, with Mandarin receiving the highest and Korean receiving the lowest. Several factors were identified as reasons for the anxiety level of the respondents across the foreign languages such as the cultural aspect, and the difference in the script system of the languages. Finally, the results of the study are seen to benefit curriculum developers and language teachers to strengthen the foreign language curricula in the Philippines, particularly the efficacy of pursuing four (4) distinct foreign languages that come from different language families.

Author Biographies

Adrian Clark Dulay Perez, AB English Language Department, Pangasinan State University, Philippines

Adrian Clark D. Perez is a senior faculty member of the AB English Language Department of Pangasinan State University, Bayambang Campus. He is currently in the Dissertation Writing Phase for his Ph.D. in English Language and Literature at La Consolacion University Philippines. His research interests include language typology, Anglo-American literature, East Asian literature, and language education.

Laarni Balansay Perez, AB English Language Department, Pangasinan State University, Philippines

Dr. Laarni B. Perez is a senior faculty member of the AB English Language Department of Pangasinan State University, Bayambang Campus. She earned her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with Specialization in English Language Teaching from Angeles University Foundation. Her research interests include linguistics, language typology, contemporary language studies, and language education.

Published
2024-01-30
How to Cite
Perez, A. C., & Perez, L. (2024, January 30). Foreign Language Anxiety Experienced by AB English Language Students. Puissant, 5, 1836-1849. Retrieved from //puissant.stepacademic.net/puissant/article/view/329
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