Anxiety in the Foreign-Language Classroom

Lenka Sokolová, Angela Šuplatová


The study aims to analyse the relationship of socio-biographical variables (gender, language proficiency) and generalized anxiety with the foreign-language learning anxiety of 210 adolescents and young adults. Data analyses revealed that higher levels of general anxiety correspond to significantly higher foreign-language learning anxiety scores. A higher level of proficiency in foreign language was linked to lower levels of foreign-language anxiety. The study is a part of research projects VEGA 1/0409/17 and KEGA 060UK-4/2017.

Keywords: emotions, learning, foreign-language learning, language learning anxiety.


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