REID (Research and Evaluation in Education)


speaking anxiety, German as a foreign language (GFL), foreign language anxiety (FLA)

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This qualitative study aimed at evaluating the circumstances in plenary class that provoke learners' speaking anxiety. To meet the objectives, this study investigated students of German as a Foreign Language (GFL) course who were experiencing speaking anxiety symptoms in the plenary class. The research was a narrative qualitative study, and the data were collected through observation and interview. The result of this study reveals that learners' speaking anxiety occurred in particular circumstances of the plenary class, such as unfamiliar topic, still class, students' unpreparedness for spontaneous speaking, expressionless face of the lecturer, and students' fear of native speaker lecturers.

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