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Public speaking anxiety in podcast aided language classes

Ibrahim, Ainol Haryati and Mat Daud, Nuraihan (2013) Public speaking anxiety in podcast aided language classes. World Applied Sciences Journal , 21. pp. 12-18. ISSN 1818-4952

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This paper presents a study on learners' level of anxiety when a podcast was used in developing their public speaking skills. This study employs a quasi-experimental, pretest-posttest nonequivalent control group design where the control group was thought using the traditional method whilst a podcast was used as a teaching aid on the treatment group. The podcast makes it possible for the learners to have an authentic audience for their speaking activities. This study was thus conducted to see what would be the effect of using this facility on the learners. Richmond and McCroskey's (1998) Personal Report of Public Speaking Anxiety (PRPSA) was the instrument used to measure the language learners' level of anxiety. The study found that there was no significant difference between the control and the treatment groups. A reduction in the level of anxiety was observed in all groups.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 419/29878
Uncontrolled Keywords: Public Speaking Skills, Anxiety, Podcast, Experimental
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of English Language & Literature
Depositing User: Prof. Nuraihan Mat Daud
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2013 08:48
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2013 19:58
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/29878

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