Language Anxiety and the Interaction of Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Polytechnic Students when Using Interactive Whiteboard

Isyati Suparman, Rozalita Saupi


In a language learning classroom, interactions are crucial as language is learned and acquired through practice and without realizing that the person is learning. However, language anxiety has been proven to be one of the factors that have effect on students’ interaction. This study explores the effect of language anxiety on students of Politeknik Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin’s interaction when using the interactive whiteboard for their classroom activity. The aim of this study is to find out the relationship between students’ language anxiety and their interactions and if the use of an educational technology device, in this case, the interactive whiteboard, can help eliminate students’ language anxiety and thus enhance their interactions. However, this study had proven that the use of the interactive whiteboard does not eliminate students’ language anxiety and their level of interactions is still at low level.

Keywords: Language Anxiety, Interactions, Interactive Whiteboard

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