English Language Apprehension of Education Student: A Phenomenology
Keywords:English Language Apprehension, phenomenology, qualitative research, Philippines
Language Anxiety is acknowledged as an impediment in second language learning. In addressing the issue, this study aimed to explore the English language Apprehension among Education Students. This study utilized qualitative design using a phenomenological method involving one focus group discussion with 10 participants and in-depth interviews with eight informants from the College of Teacher Education at the University of Mindanao. The results of this study reveal that the apprehensions experienced by the participants are caused by being measured against a standard, being a laughingstock or a sorry spectacle, being unable to deliver the required performance, and dealing with their insecurities and self-doubt. In coping with the challenges, the participants engage in activities that provide needed exposure, reinforcement through reading and listening to exercises, and being open and positive. Also, they resort to withdrawal and disengagement. The implications of this study must be a well-established intervention program; also, students should improve their skills through constant practice and exposure to the language.
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