An Empirical Study on Foreign Language Anxiety of Non-English Major Students: Take the Sophomores in Inner Mongolia University of Technology as an Example

Meihua WANG

Abstract


Foreign Language Anxiety in English learning is one of the major concerns in the field of second language acquisition. In most cases, FLA is debilitating to English language learners due to their communication comprehension, lack of confidence and learning interests, etc. This paper aims at researching the causal relationship between the FLA and the English learning performance, as well as the internal validity of ELA among Chinese EFL learners. In order to analyze the cause of FLA, research has been conducted employing the Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety Scale. In the survey, the above anxiety scale is applied in the field research of 200 non-English major sophomore students in Inner Mongolia University of Technology. Through statistics analysis of the Means score, Std. Deviation and T-test, correlation between ELA and gender (male and female), discipline (arts and science) are drawn respectively.


Keywords


Foreign Language Anxiety; Foreign language classroom anxiety scale; Internal validity

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