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Ana Katrina Tapire Marcial


The study attempted to look into the relationship of language anxiety and specific learner characteristics of university students enrolled in an oral communication course at a university in the Philippines.  Chi square test results showed that the level of anxiety of the learners had no significant relationship with gender but had significant relationships with their (a) self-perceived competence in using English, both for general aspects and for oral communication; (b) instances of English use outside class, and (c) use of English at home.  Recommendations for teachers and learners were provided based on data results.

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Ana Katrina Tapire Marcial, University of the Philippines - Open University

I am an assistant professor teaching courses on language, literacy, and business writing at the Faculty of Education, University of the Philippines Open University


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