Foreign language anxiety: A study at Ufuk University Preparatory School

Ceyhun Karabıyık, Neslihan Özkan


This study researched the levels of Foreign Language Anxiety (FLA) exhibited by Turkish undergraduates and effects of gender, age, and previous preparatory class experience on FLA at Ufuk University Preparatory School, Ankara. 124 preparatory school students have participated in the study. Data were collected via the the Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety Scale (FLCAS), which was developed by Horwitz, Horwitz and Cope (1986) and adapted to Turkish by Aydın (2001). Scale administration was done via the Ufuk University online questionnaire system. Analysis of the quantitative data unveiled that Ufuk University Preparatory School students had moderate levels of FLA. Besides, age was found to be casting a significant effect on FLA.  On the other hand, previous preparatory class experience, and gender were found to have no significant effect on the FLA levels of Ufuk University Preparatory School students.


Foreign language anxiety, previous preparatory class experience, age, gender

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