Feelings of language anxiety amongst non-native student teachers

Tum D. O.

Cyprus International Conference on Educational Research (CY-ICER), CYPRUS, 8 - 11 February 2012, vol.47, pp.2055-2059 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 47
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.06.948
  • Country: CYPRUS
  • Page Numbers: pp.2055-2059
  • Keywords: Foreign language anxiety, teacher education, non-native teachers, non-native student teachers, CLASSROOM
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


As rewarding as it may be. the teaching profession also carries with it considerable challenges and responsibilities. The transition from student teacher to teacher is a formidable step for student teachers. As student teachers approach the end of their teacher education programs and they become aware of the responsibilities and expectations of the profession, it is reasonable they feel overwhelmed, question their abilities, and experience feelings of inadequacy and anxiety. Such feelings can potentially have adverse effects on student teachers' target language use, pedagogical competence, and overall emotional well-being.