Speaker: Dr. Jebamani Anthoney
Date: Friday, Dec 2nd 2022
Description: Foreign language anxiety is the feeling of unease, worry, nervousness and apprehension experienced in learning or using a second or foreign language. Writing is the most difficult of the four language skills. Students experience writing anxiety or writer’s block, which is associated with the learners’ fear of negative and judgmental evaluations. Researchers have reported that factors of language anxiety are related to the nationality and the demographic settings of students. However, studies on language-specific-skill anxiety are lacking. This study aimed to address this research gap by investigating (1) the level of writing anxiety of students in an international university in Thailand, (2) the differences in writing anxiety levels among students based on nationality and geographical location, and (3) the factors that contribute to their writing anxiety.