Age as an Affective Factor in Influencing Public Speaking Anxiety of English Language Learners at Omar Al-Mukhtar University

Ahmed Gaibani, Fadil Elmenfi


The study is to show how age factor can influence public speaking anxiety among English Language Learners at Omar Al-Mukhtar University. To indicate the influence of age factor a questionnaire was distributed to the participants of the study. As well as correlation was also undertaken to the data collected to investigate the influence of age factor on public speaking anxiety. Results of the study showed that, there is a negative significant influence of age differences on public speaking anxiety of English Language Learners at Omar Al-Mukhtar University.

Keywords: Age, oral performance, English Language, speaking anxiety

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