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Learners’ Anxiety in EFL Context among Taiwanese Colleges

1Center for General Education, Oriental Institute of Technology, New Taipei City, Taiwan

2Bilingual Education, Texas A&M University, Kingsville, Texas


Research in Psychology and Behavioral Sciences. 2017, Vol. 5 No. 2, 57-60
DOI: 10.12691/rpbs-5-2-4
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Cite this paper:
Ying-Ling Chen, Shih-Yun Tsou. Learners’ Anxiety in EFL Context among Taiwanese Colleges. Research in Psychology and Behavioral Sciences. 2017; 5(2):57-60. doi: 10.12691/rpbs-5-2-4.

Correspondence to: Ying-Ling  Chen, Center for General Education, Oriental Institute of Technology, New Taipei City, Taiwan. Email: cil0226@mail.oit.edu.tw

Abstract

Anxiety is an obstacle to Taiwanese college students in learning a foreign Language. The purpose of this study was to figure out the ways of preventing anxiety, help foreign language learners and English teachers to understand the reasons that cause learning anxiety and explore how anxiety influences foreign language learners’ learning behavior and learning motivation. This qualitative research was conducted by seven interview questions and focused on Taiwanese college students’ perspective and experiences in EFL context. The results indicated the anxiety impacts students’ learning achievement. English is not an official language in Taiwan; therefore, students do not have opportunities to apply what they had learned at school. Students need more chances to practice their target language.

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