STUDENTS’ SPEAKING ANXIETY AT ESP CLASSROOM (A DESCRIPTIVE STUDY IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION CLASSROOM)

Fu’ad Sholikhi

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Abstract

Students majoring Business Administration studies believe that hard work and promotion are a must. To do so, they have to realize that the English language is an international language. They must have good English skills, especially in speaking. This ability is critical for leading a team and persuading customers to buy a product. The researcher from the Islamic University of Balitar utilized a descriptive study to analyze speaking anxiety. Based on semi-structured interviews and observations, there was communication apprehension, fear of negative acceptance, and test anxiety. Data reduction, data display, and data verification showed that there were specific anxiety (six students) and state anxiety (fourteen students), but not trait anxiety. The findings also found that twenty participants can overcome spiking anxiety using a positive thinking approach and preparation process. Avoiding eye contact also helped to minimize anxiousness when speaking. Based on the result, the researchers who are interested in speaking anxiety are suggested to use the descriptive and statistical approach at the same time, namely the mixed method approach.

 

Keywords: English for Specific Purposes; Business Administration students, Sources of Speaking Anxiety; Reducing Speaking Anxiety

 


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