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The Influence of Anxiety in Second Language Learning: A Case Study with Reference to Engineering Students in Tamil Nadu, India


  • Department of English, School of Social Sciences and Languages, VIT University (Vellore campus), Vellore - 632014,Tamil Nadu, India


Objective: This study investigates the influence of anxiety in second language learning amongst engineering college students in the least literacy rate district in Tamil Nadu. Methods: Researchers used mixed research design that includes quantitative and qualitative methods. To investigate the levels of anxiety among the L2 learners, adopted AMTB1 questionnaire has been used (N=190) and unstructured interview (N=19) has been conducted. The quantitative data were analysed by using descriptive statistics, Cronbach’s internal reliability and Pearson Correlation coefficient. Findings: The results of the study exposed that English class anxiety and English use anxiety was correlated; hence the ESL learners are more anxious to use English inside and outside the classroom. Applications/Improvements: The language instructor could bring innovative thoughts and positive believes through alternative method of teaching in their classroom.


Anxiety, Correlation, English Class Anxiety and Use Anxiety, Factors, L2 Learning.

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