Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety of Secondary Students of International Education Program for Basic Education, Piboonbumpen Demonstration School, Burapha University


  • Panicha Boonrat
  • Anong Wisessuwan
  • Chalong Tubsree


Anxiety, Foreign language anxiety, Foreign language classroom anxiety, Scale, Influence


ABSTRACT            This study was conducted with the purpose of investigating the levels of foreign language classroom anxiety of secondary students in the International Education Program of Basic Education (IEP) of the Piboonbumpen Demonstration School in Burapha University. The levels of foreign language classroom anxiety between the secondary level 3 students and the secondary level 4 students were compared. The Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety Scale (FLCAS) and interviews were applied as a research instrument in this research. The mixed method sequential transformative strategy was used to analyze the quantitative and qualitative data collected. The average level of anxiety of all samples was found to be at the moderate level. The means were determined to be 89.78 for secondary level 3 and 89.30 for secondary level 4 students. The anxiety level of Secondary Levels 3 and Secondary Levels 4 students were compared using t tests for independent means. The result showed that there were no significant differences on the Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety level amongst secondary level 3 and secondary level 4 students. From the sample of 122 students, eighteen students were selected for an in-depth interview. The results of these interviews revealed that foreign language classroom anxiety of IEP students was mostly due to the effect of the teachers. 

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