The influence of anxiety on students' oral evaluations in the readings and conversation I course at the Foreign Languages Department

Mejia Coreas, Ana Ruth and Santamaria Rivas, Mariela Melissa (2013) The influence of anxiety on students' oral evaluations in the readings and conversation I course at the Foreign Languages Department. Bachelor thesis, Universidad de El Salvador.

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Abstract

This study was designed in order to investigate how anxiety affects students’ oral evaluations in the Readings and Conversation I course at the Foreign Languages Department of the University of El Salvador. A total of 99 students participated in the study as a sample to answer the survey administered to gather the data related to anxiet y. This survey consisted in a 1 to 5 point scale, which was used by students to judge some statements related to anxiety. A total of 39 students were the sample for the second instrument applied, that is, the checklist. This was used to measure the levels of anxiety of students during their oral participations during a day-to-day class. This instrument was used in order to contrast the experiences of students when participating in oral activities during class, where they are not graded directly, with their erformance during oral evaluations, when they are aware that they have a grade to get. These 39 students were interviewed as well, to obtain a direct account of the ir experience after the oral evaluation. The six teachers in charge of this course were interviewed as well, in order to gain some insight on how they see their students’ oral performances when evaluating them. The teachers’ responses were of great importa nce to highlight the problems they see when evaluating their highly stressed students, they notice how this affects their oral performance, and shared some strategies they implement to alleviate this situation.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Evaluación
Subjects: 400 Lenguas > 420 Inglés e inglés antiguo
Divisions: Facultad de Ciencias y Humanidades > Licenciatura en Idioma Inglés Opción Enseñanza
Depositing User: Rina Mrian Rodríguez de Aquino
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2013 17:15
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2013 17:28
URI: http://ri.ues.edu.sv/id/eprint/4407

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