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Are Arabic language learners anxious to speak Arabic

Mohamed Mokhtar, Mohd Ieruwan and Che Haron, Sueraya (2021) Are Arabic language learners anxious to speak Arabic. American Journal of Sciences and Engineering Research, 4 (2). pp. 43-49. E-ISSN 2348-703X

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Anxiety in a foreign language is not a current issue but it is multidimensional and construct which always happens and a never-ending story for decades hence worth to be revisited. This study on anxiety involved 280 student respondents from 18 Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur lower secondary schools that offer the Arabic Language as a Foreign Language. The main purpose of this study was to investigate the levels of anxiety among the students learning Arabic Language as a Foreign Language, particularly the Arabic speaking skill. Horwitz’s FLCAS (Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety Scale) was adapted to assess the levels of types of anxiety, namely; communication apprehension (CA), fear of negative evaluation (FNE) and test anxiety (TA). The findings show that appearance of anxiety in the 3 dimensions and the level of anxiety recorded in these three is all high while the highest is fear of negative evaluation. In conclusion, anxiety in the Arabic Language as a Foreign Language subject does exist, especially in terms of speaking skill.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Communication Apprehension, Fear of Negative Evaluation, Test Anxiety and Arabic Speaking Skill, Foreign Language.
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Education
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2023 15:43
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2023 15:44
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/106918

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