Title

SECOND LANGUAGE ANXIETY AND HOW TO MANAGE IT

Date

5-31-2018 8:44 AM

End Time

31-5-2018 8:51 AM

Location

WUC Willamette Room

Session Chair

Henry Hughes

Session Title

Literature, Writing and Linguistics

Presentation Type

Presentation

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Robert Troyer

Abstract

Anxiety when communicating in a second language can be detrimental to language learning and performance, and has been identified as one of the most important predictors of language learning and performance (Zhang and Zhong 2012.) This paper begins with a brief overview of prior research done on Second Language Anxiety when communicating outside of a classroom setting and focuses on the causes, repercussions, and possible ways to diminish anxiety in similar situations for verbal second languages (L2s). This paper analyzes one Western Oregon University student and studies how his anxiety while communicating in L2 English affects his overall use of the language and offers ways to diminish the anxiety in future similar social situations.

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May 31st, 8:44 AM May 31st, 8:51 AM

SECOND LANGUAGE ANXIETY AND HOW TO MANAGE IT

WUC Willamette Room

Anxiety when communicating in a second language can be detrimental to language learning and performance, and has been identified as one of the most important predictors of language learning and performance (Zhang and Zhong 2012.) This paper begins with a brief overview of prior research done on Second Language Anxiety when communicating outside of a classroom setting and focuses on the causes, repercussions, and possible ways to diminish anxiety in similar situations for verbal second languages (L2s). This paper analyzes one Western Oregon University student and studies how his anxiety while communicating in L2 English affects his overall use of the language and offers ways to diminish the anxiety in future similar social situations.