THE STUDENTS’ AND TEACHERS’ PERCEPTION: THE FACTORS AND STRATEGIESTO COPESTUDENTS’ ANXIETY IN SPEAKING
Keywords:Students’ Anxiety, Speaking Factors, Strategies, Perception
There are some problems leading to speaking difficulties such as conceptual knowledge, motivation to speak, confidence, and anxiety, Younes&Albalawi (2016). This research aimed to investigate students and teachers’ perception on the factors and strategies to cope students’ anxiety in speaking. The participants involved in this research were two English teachers and thirty three students at the second grade of SMA Negeri 1 Krangkeng. This study used questionnaire and interview. The questionnaire adapted from Foreign Language Anxiety Scale designed by Horwitz et.al (1986) modified by Melouah (2013) and Subekti (2018) used to know the factor of anxiety. Then, the interview is to gain information relate to the factors and strategies to cope students speaking anxiety. The results showed that there are 36% of the students who experienced the anxiety of test, 71% of the students feel anxious in communicative apprehension, and 61% of them were getting anxious in fear of negative evaluation. Besides that, the result showed the factor of speaking anxiety from students perception are linguistic, lack self-confidence, fear of making mistake. Whereas from the teachers’ perspective, there are economic background, fear of making mistake, fear of negative evaluation, lack-vocabulary, and mother tongue used. Then, from the students perception it can be concluded that there are five strategies to cope students speaking anxiety. Those are preparation, relaxation, positive thinking, peer seeking, and the role of language teacher. While, the teachers’ perception stated that preparation, humor and peer group work can be used to cope students’ anxiety.