Foreign Language Learners & Communication Apprehension


This qualitative research aims at exploring the factors that cause foreign language communication apprehension among university students. This phenomenon affects the oral performance of the students and prevents them from participating in classroom conversation. The research also aims at finding new methods to diminish this phenomenon which delay the process of foreign language learning.The researcher has reviewed some previous researches which dealt with the same topic as data-bases for the current study. In addition to the classroom observation, the researcher has interviewed (10) university students who are at the third stage in the department of English as a purposeful sampling to collect information concerning foreign language apprehension. The findings of the study have introduced some conclusions as well as some recommendations for teachers of foreign to help the students cope with the phenomenon of foreign language communication apprehension.