HomeQSU-CTE Journal of Education Practices and Standardsvol. 1 no. 1 (2016)

ANXIETY IN ENGLISH ORAL PRODUCTION AMONG BEED STUDENTS

Maria Teresa O. Bucio | Sunshine H. Pangilinan | Sanshin B. Tobia | Eleanor G. Garingan | Nelson D. Guray | Samuel O. Benigno

 

Abstract:

The research was conducted during the School Year 2015-2016 at Quirino State University. A structured questionnaire was used to gather the needed information. Most of the respondents are female, single, within the age bracket of 18-20 years old, and pure Ilocano. The highlights of the study are as follows: (1) the sex of the respondents influenced the frequency of performing the different statements: “I never feel quite sure of myself when I am speaking English in our class”; “I start to panic when I have to speak without preparation in the English class”; “I am afraid that my classmates will laugh at me when I mispronounce a word or words”; “I feel more tense and nervous in my English class than in my other classes”; “I am afraid that the other students will laugh at me when I speak in English”; and “I get nervous when the English teacher asks questions which I have not prepared for in advance” and (2) the year level of the respondents affects the frequency of experiencing the statements: “I never feel quite sure of myself when I am speaking English in my class” and “I tremble when I am called by my teacher to speak”. Findings suggest that the BEEd students should boost their self-esteem through: practice and reading educational materials, engage to different oral activities as early as First Year, and most of all be open-minded to accept criticisms or corrections to enhance their English speaking skills.