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Public Speaking Anxiety In Podcast Aided Language Classes

Mat Daud, Nuraihan and Ibrahim, Ainol Marziah (2010) Public Speaking Anxiety In Podcast Aided Language Classes. In: GloCALL 2010: Go Global Go Local, 2-3rd December 2010, Kota Kinabalu Sabah. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

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 taught 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. The knowledge that anyone may be listening to their speeches may make students more nervous when speaking. On the other hand, the fact that the speakers can remain anonymous may also help to reduce their level of anxiety. 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 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: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 419/3980
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
P Language and Literature > PE English
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of English Language & Literature
Depositing User: Prof. Nuraihan Mat Daud
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2011 08:25
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2017 03:13
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/3980

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