Host: Japanese Society for Engineering Education
Name : 2022 JSEE Annual Conference
Number : 2022
Location : Online
Date : September 08, 2022 -
Educational methods have long been the focus of research in foreign language learning. However, even with the most grounded methods, many students still have a harsh experience in learning a new language. Much of these negative experiences can be attributed to high levels of anxiety when communicating in a foreign language. Previous research has shown that anxiety coming from outside of language learning is not correlated with low levels of language acquisition. Instead, it is anxiety specific to communicating in a foreign language that is responsible. Factors that cause anxiety at one of National Institute of Technology, Oyama College’s classes that is taught in English has been identified. This paper reports on these anxieties and the measures taken against them. By minimizing anxiety in a classroom environment, students are less afraid of making mistakes, and are more open to fully expressing themselves in a foreign language.