Communication apprehension in a foreign language: A case of Iranian EFL learners

Ahmad Izadi, Naser Atasheneh


This study aims at investigating the affects of foreign language anxiety on the communicative skills of listening and speaking of a sample of Iranian EFL students. Using correlation technique, the study found that anxiety negatively influence the performance of EFL learners on listening comprehension and speaking. The results have implications for a more anxiety free atmosphere of language learning to produce more autonomous learners.


foreign language anxiety, communicative skills, correlation

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