Impact of Oral Performance Anxiety on the English Learners (OAEL) with Teachers’ Perspectives

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The presence of emotional anxiety feelings such as frustration, confusion, discomfort, and fear are a common occurrence for English as a Foreign Language (EFL) students when they are engaged with the speaking of English learning role during they practice for oral speech exercises within or even outside the classroom. These feelings of anxiety and fear can reduce the EFL student’s ability to speak English or to perform oral speaking-based activities. This research explores the perceptions of teachers of EFL students of the effect of anxiety on students’ oral outcomes. Furthermore, the research explores the factors that influence the presence of anxiety, such as the EFL students and their directly associated instructors, who wanted their EFL students to become more proficient as compared to the others. The current research also offers many approaches such as building comfortable environments and direct associations for teachers and students, utilizing person cantered humanistic approaches, and improving student self-esteem. These approaches may reduce the anxiety level in the classes and outside of the classes. This research consisted of a survey, administered online using Qualtrics, which aimed to evaluate teachers’ perceptions of the impact of Oral Performance Anxiety on English Learners (OAEL). The results of this study demonstrate that anxiety in the foreign language classroom has a negative impact on the teachers' viewpoints on the EFL students speaking performance. The research showed comparable rates of anxiety in both boys and girls. Their teachers also realized that all student gender have the same anxiety characteristics. In general, the study highlighted some of the indications which are perceived by their teachers to be indications of nervous students. The research addressed a variety of related anxiety-causing variables, and several recommended methods and guidelines that the students themselves should follow could mitigate the problem.
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