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L’anxiété Langagière chez des Étudiants (es) de Niveau Universitaire qui Suivent des Cours de Français et dont la Langue Première est L’anglais

  • Language Anxiety Among Native English Speaking University Students Taking French Courses

  • Author / Creator
    Sadatian, Forough
  • Language anxiety (LA) is a relatively common phenomenon that is likely to negatively influence the well-being and success of students learning a second language. Despite this, very few studies on this type of anxiety experienced by English-speaking students from French immersion environments who must take French courses in order to complete their university course have been conducted. The gap in this area of research prompted us to systematically examine the impact that AL may have on a small group of English-speaking students enrolled in French courses at the Faculté Saint-Jean (FSJ) of the University of Alberta. To do this, we passed the Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety Scale (FLCAS) questionnaire to seven students in order to measure their AL level. We also conducted semi-structured interviews with these same students and with five FSJ professors who teach French. The analysis of the data allowed us to see that AL would be higher among first-year students than among second- and third-year students. These analyzes also allowed us to recommend relevant educational strategies for university-level French teachers who are concerned with helping English-speaking students with AL to reduce this form of anxiety.

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  • Graduation date
    Fall 2022
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Education
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/r3-vg1w-ct80
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Library with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.