Anxiety Towards the English Language in Relation to Academic Performance of Grade 11 Students of University of Bohol

RODEN A. NICOSIA, CHARITY J. ESMERO

Abstract


Language anxiety is a complex psychological construct described as an apprehension that occurs when a language student performs a second or foreign language. Academic performance is referred to as the grades of the students in the English subject. The study aimed to determine the English Anxiety in relation to academic performance of the respondents. This study used a descriptive survey method of assessing the level of English language anxiety and the academic performance of the students in English. Documentary analysis was used for academic performance in the English subject of the School Year, 2017-2018. The result revealed that students at the University of Bohol- Senior High School have a low level of English Anxiety. This result showed that the language anxiety significantly affected the academic performance of the students in which the higher the English language Level of Anxiety, the lesser is the academic performance of the students. Teachers should provide a healthy environment and conducive learning atmosphere. The language instructor should have a stringent-free approach and friendly personality so that the students won’t be frightened in making a mistake in the language class. It is also vital that students should be encouraged to speak up and let them practice both the esteem and English language proficiency. Above all, there should be an integration between the English curriculum and extra-curricular activities to motivate students to use it for further competitions. Extra-curricular activities should be a vehicle for the enhancement and development of student’s skill.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15631/ub.mrj.v7i0.112

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