A Review and Research Methodology of Chinese University EFL Students’ Perspectives on Anxiety in Native and Non-Native English Speaker Classes

Huibin Zheng


The aim of this paper is to reveal how native and non-native speaker EFL (English as a foreign language) teachers influence students’ levels of Foreign Language Anxiety (FLA) in classrooms. Researchers in the area of second and foreign language acquisition have long been studying the role that anxiety plays among foreign language learners. Their findings are reported and analyzed in the first part of this paper. Then, research methodology is presented on two groups of students (180 in total) of whom 90 is in NS (Native Speaker) class and 90 in NNS (Non-Native Speaker) class taking English as a foreign language course for 4 hours a week at one university in China.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22158/wjer.v4n1p138


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