Exploring students’ speaking anxiety at Akademi Laut Malaysia / Shamsul Rizal Mohd Rosedi...[et al.]

Mohd Rosedi, Shamsul Rizal and Ali, Nurshuhada and Mat Rom, Normaizura and Md. Sap, Mohd Asri (2018) Exploring students’ speaking anxiety at Akademi Laut Malaysia / Shamsul Rizal Mohd Rosedi...[et al.]. In: International Conference on Heritage and Civilisation (ICHAC) 2018, 2-3 May 2018, Rainbow Paradise Beach Resort, Pulau Pinang.

Abstract

This paper explores the speaking anxiety of 106 first year nautical and marine engineering cadets at the Akademi Laut Malaysia (ALAM). As the English language is the language of instruction in the maritime education and training institutions, it creates inconvenience to students in coping with the language requirements and classroom instructions. The promulgation of English as the working language of the maritime industry has increased this anxiety even more. Ironically, in both classrooms and on board merchant ships, students must be able to communicate effectively especially in communicating essential information for the safety of operations. Hence, it is worthwhile to explore the possibility of speaking anxiety in both nautical and marine engineering classrooms for the benefit of industry. A quantitative survey, adapted from Horwitz’s (1986) Foreign Language Anxiety Scale (FLAS) was administered on respondents and the data collected were then analysed by SPSS version 22 for further analysis and understanding. The results of this study show that there is a significant level of speaking anxiety among the survey respondents which needs be addressed effectively.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Creators:
CreatorsEmail / ID. Num
Mohd Rosedi, Shamsul Rizalshamsulrizal@alam.edu.my
Ali, Nurshuhadanurshuhada.ali@alam.edu.my
Mat Rom, NormaizuraUNSPECIFIED
Md. Sap, Mohd AsriUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Educational psychology
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Learning ability
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Kedah > Sg Petani Campus
Event Title: International Conference on Heritage and Civilisation (ICHAC) 2018
Event Dates: 2-3 May 2018
Page Range: pp. 155-163
Official URL: http://pice.uitm.edu.my/tesshi/
Item ID: 34909
Uncontrolled Keywords: Maritime English; speaking anxiety; effective communication; working language
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/34909

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