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Language Anxiety from Teachers- Perspective: Interview with Five Indonesian EFL Teachers
Diah Ratnawati

Graduate School of Widya Mandala Catholic University Surabaya


This research studied the perspective of teachers on the occurrence of language anxiety, particularly on how they allocated the anxiety of students in their concrete teaching performances. This study can be classified as an endeavor to offer some different perceptions of language anxiety from a distinct perspective. This research used a qualitative interview format to investigate the perspectives of five Indonesian EFL teachers on language anxiety. From the interview, the researcher can conclude that anxiety in general does play an essential role in foreign or second language acquisition and learning; the researcher accomplished that anxiety can bring good instead of harm in language learning; teachers realized that learners do not experience an equal amount of anxiety in listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills; the researcher determined that teachers can notice the anxiety of students through their physical and psychological symptoms; and the last teachers noticed that various creative techniques can be applied in the classroom to reduce the anxiety level of students.

Keywords: language anxiety

Topic: International Conference of English Language Teaching, Literature & Linguistics


Conference: The 3rd International Conference on Sustainability and Innovation (ICoSI 2019)

Plain Format | Corresponding Author (Diah Ratnawati)

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