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Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2021, Volume: 14, Issue: 18, Pages: 1434-1441

Original Article

Chinese Language Learning Anxiety: The Case of International Students in Northeast Normal University

Received Date:18 January 2021, Accepted Date:21 April 2021, Published Date:18 May 2021


Objectives: This research was carried out to investigate Chinese language learning anxiety of international students in Northeast Normal University, China. Specifically, the study looked into the differences in Chinese language learning anxiety between African and Asian international students according to their continent, gender and study program (MA and PhD). Methods: The study employed quantitative research design to attain its objectives; the instrument adapted is the Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety Scale (FLCAS) developed by(1). This instrument has 31 items in total. The participants of the study were 80 postgraduate international students from Africa and Asia. Descriptive statistics, independent sample t-test and Pearson Correlation test were used to analyze the data. Findings: The results obtained indicate that there is no statistically significant difference in the Chinese language learning anxiety based on the continent and gender of the participants, but significant differences were found between the levels of anxiety among students owing to their level of study. Correlation test revealed no significant relationship between Chinese language learning anxiety and the number of Chinese friends one has. Similarly, there is no relationship between Chinese language learning anxiety and the number of semesters of learning Chinese and the length of time lived in China. Note1

Keywords: International students; Chinese language; Anxiety; African students; Asian students


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© 2021 Taddese et al.This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Published By Indian Society for Education and Environment (iSee)


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