Comparative study on the language anxiety levels and factors in different English class environments

영어 수업환경의 유형에 따른 언어불안 정도와 불안요인에 대한 비교분석

  • Cha, Haekyung (International Cooperation & Education Center, Yongin University)
  • 차혜경 (용인대학교 국제교류교육센터)
  • Received : 2014.06.19
  • Accepted : 2014.10.10
  • Published : 2014.10.31


This study examined the levels of language anxiety and their causal factors in different English class environments. The findings show that the levels of language anxiety vary significantly in different types of class environments, indicating that both the class environments and individual characteristics are meaningful variables of language anxiety. The findings also show that unlike the levels of language anxiety, its causal factors are almost constant regardless of the class environment with communication apprehension being the most important factor. This study suggests that the English proficiency of students and professors needs to be considered when constructing specific class environments, in addition to promoting class environments favorable to students' active participation in class.


Class Environments;English Education;Individual Characteristics;Language Anxiety


Supported by : 용인대학교


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