Student anxiety and their speaking performance: teaching EFL to Indonesian student
This study aims at finding out whether or not there’s an impact on students’ anxiety on their speaking performance. In addition, it also has an aim to identify factors relate to students’ reluctance that can hinder their oral performance. Observation, interview, and questionnaire have been used to collect the data which has then been analyzed in a qualitative way. 25 students of the second semester of English Department Universitas Nusa Cendana Indonesia have been selected as the subject of this research. Based on the findings and analysis, it can be revealed that students’ anxiety definitely has an impact on their speaking performance and this becomes one of the reasons why they find it difficult to express themselves in English. Many factors have been identified but only those which have been considered as the main ones are presented in this writing to answer the question of why the students have been reluctant in their oral performance. Knowing that their oral performance was severely hampered by the above-mentioned factors, several solutions have been recommended to make them easy to cope with their anxiety.
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