The Hindrance of Doubt: Causes of Language Anxiety

Renxia Zhang, Jian Zhong

Abstract


Language anxiety is independent of other general types of anxiety manifestations. This paper examines the possible causes of language anxiety in that a wider range of insights can be gained for effective foreign language teaching. A close review of the literature enables us to categorize language anxiety as learner-induced, classroom-related, skill-specific, and some culture-imposed, depending on different contexts. The potential sources provide us with an insightful view in the understanding of the difficulties students may have encountered in their process of language learning.


Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/ijel.v2n3p27

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International Journal of English Linguistics   ISSN 1923-869X (Print)   ISSN 1923-8703 (Online)

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