An investigation into Spanish EFL learners' anxiety

Juan de Dios Martínez Agudo
2013 Revista Brasileira de Linguística Aplicada  
This research article reports the results of a study designed to measure and analyse Spanish students' perceived anxiety when learning and using EFL inside the classroom. This article first includes a review of the literature on foreign language anxiety. Then it describes the participants of the investigation and the research methodology procedures. This is followed by the presentation and discussion of the results and, finally, the conclusions derived from this study. The resulting data
more » ... sulting data revealed interesting information about the anxiety levels present among Spanish EFL learners. While relatively high levels of speaking anxiety have been identified, somewhat lower levels of listening anxiety associated with error correction, by contrast, have also been found. More specifically, the results suggested that the level of listening anxiety seems to slightly increase when error correction is somehow involved in the process.
doi:10.1590/s1984-63982013005000012 fatcat:kpekth3vivf2hihgomdub62cnu