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Correlats de l’anxiété langagière
Language anxiety correlates

Author(s): Sylwia Łuszczyńska
Subject(s): Education, Foreign languages learning, Psycholinguistics, Sociolinguistics
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego
Keywords: language anxiety; correlates; student; foreign language;

Summary/Abstract: There is a large variety of language anxiety correlates. Some of them have been investigated individually, while others in big clusters. They come from various spheres of student functioning: they are personal and educational, though the impact of social factors in affecting language anxiety has so far been neglected. In the article a global picture of language anxiety correlates is presented. It is argued that the correlates can be divided into three basic groups: personal, educational and out-of-school. Within the personal group there were: gender, place of residence, and general anxiety. The educational correlates included forms of FL achievement, student’s attitude to the FL teacher and subject, FL task difficulty, coping and language learner beliefs. The social (out-of-school) correlates of language anxiety comprised social support, economic strain and critical events. It seems that these factors, varying in space (intra- to interpersonal dimensions), are closely related to levels of language anxiety.

  • Issue Year: 16/2016
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 75-96
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: French