marzo 2016

Public Speaking Anxiety

If anxiety is the anticipation of a danger, which might the dangers in public speaking be, especially in a foreign language that you don’t master sufficiently? The fears might be looking foolish, mental block, making errors, losing control, and many more. All in all, this amounts to being judged negatively, laughed at. “The mind is a wonderful thing. It starts working the minute you are born and never stops until you
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Foreign Language Anxiety

  … to read full article see the monthly magazine Nuova Secondaria, April 2016 rom my flexible perspective as an English teacher, teacher trainer and a psychologist, I am particularly aware of the interference of the affective variables with the cognitive domain. I have often found myself engaged in trying to boost students’ and/or teachers’ motivation, curiosity, self-efficacy, but I have also strived to
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