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Title: Language Anxiety in EFL Situations
Author(s): LIU, Meihua
Journal: ITL - International Journal of Applied Linguistics
Volume: 153 Date: 2007
This paper reports on a study on oral English test anxiety in Chinese undergraduate EFL students at different proficiency levels. Data collected from a 34-item survey, observations and interviews revealed that (1) the majority of the students felt at least somewhat anxious about oral English tests, (2) the more proficient students tended to be less anxious, (3) oral English test anxiety negatively affected students' test performance, (4) a multitude of variables contributed to oral English test anxiety, and (5) most students felt helpless about being anxious about oral English tests. Based on these findings, some suggestions and implications are discussed.