Different Levels of Anxiety Among Chinese EFL learners in Malaysian Public Universities

Chunli ZHAO, Yanan ZHANG

Abstract


This study aims to investigate different levels and types of anxiety among Chinese EFL learners studying at one of the public universities in Malaysia. The participants of this research consisted of 50 student’ altogether who are studying in University of Malaya, including 25 males and 25 females. English Learning Anxiety Survey (ELAS) is used for collection data, which is adopted from Lee (2011). The data was then analyzed by using descriptive statistics and comparative statistics. The findings reviewed that Chinese EFL learners experienced three categories of anxiety, that is, communication anxiety, test anxiety, and fear of negative evaluation. The findings also show that there is significant relationship between gender and English language learning anxiety.


Keywords


Anxiety; Language learning; Chinese EFL learners

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/8415

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