Foreign Language Anxiety and Achievement: Systematic Review

Murad M. Al-Shboul, Ismail Sheikh Ahmad, Mohamad Sahari Nordin, Zainurin Abdul Rahman


This systematic review of literature on foreign language anxiety and its relationship with achievement is additional clarification to the earlier works and reviews concerned with this issue. Firstly, it defines the foreign language anxiety concept where eventually foreign language anxiety is differentiated from other related concepts. Secondly, it reviews the existing studies where the constructs of foreign languages are determined. Finally, it presents the studies that concern foreign language anxiety and achievement in a systematic way where different settings, languages, and learners’ stages and disciplines were involved.

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

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