Theory and Practice in Language Studies, Vol 2, No 5 (2012), 887-894, May 2012

Foreign Language Anxiety on the Learner of French as a Third Language in Turkey

Recep Gulmez


The aim of this study is to reveal how anxious Turkish learners of French as a third language become when they study French and the effect of anxiety on learning French. The study was conducted on 84 students (54 male and 30 female) that study in the department of French as a second language. There exist quite many studies on the anxiety especially when it comes to the effect of foreign language learning anxiety on the learners. These studies show that there is a huge amount of foreign language learning anxiety impact on the learners. The present study focuses on the influence of foreign language anxiety on the Turkish learners of French at Ataturk University in Erzurum, Turkey. The results show that the anxiety level is low and the level of achievement in French is quite high as the students already know a cognate language, English they have learned before learning French.


language anxiety; French; third language; foreign language learning



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