Sources of Writing Anxiety: A Study on French Language Teaching Students

Veda ASLIM YETIS

Abstract


Conducted on French Language Teaching students, this research aims to determine the causes of writing anxiety. Designed in accordance with the mixed method, a writing anxiety inventory, a language proficiency exam, a retrospective composing-process questionnaire, a writing attitude scale and semi-structured interviews were used. After identifying anxiety levels of 22 Turkish students attending French Writing Activities, course, proficiency levels, attitudes towards writing, and the composing-process have been found as possible sources of writing anxiety. Data obtained via semi-structured interviews held with students have not only confirmed these results, but also revealed new findings as to other causes of writing anxiety: classmates, time pressure on writing activities, and teacher’s attitudes towards students.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5539/ies.v10n6p72

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