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Listening and Speaking Anxiety in Croatian EFL Learners


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Buben, Katarina. (2018). Listening and Speaking Anxiety in Croatian EFL Learners. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of English Language and Literature. [mentor Geld, Renata].

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This thesis investigates language anxiety in Croatian learners of English as a foreign language. Language anxiety is considered to be a complex phenomenon specific to the language learning context and has thus been extensively researched over the last few decades. The purpose of this study was to investigate levels of listening and speaking anxiety in undergraduate and graduate non-English majors at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb. More specifically, the purpose was to examine the relationship between language anxiety and the independent variables of self-perception of proficiency and competence, and length of study. The quantitative analyses presented in this thesis have led to interesting conclusions, with the results indicating that Croatian non-English majors exhibit low levels of listening anxiety and moderate levels of speaking anxiety in foreign language learning. In addition, a statistically significant negative correlation was discovered between language anxiety and almost all independent variables.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: foreign language anxiety, listening anxiety, speaking anxiety, non-English majors, length of study, self-perception of competence, self-perception of proficiency
Subjects: English language and literature
Departments: Department of English Language and Literature
Supervisor: Geld, Renata
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2018 10:41
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2018 10:41

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