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IJEEEE 2012 Vol.2(3): 187-192 ISSN: 2010-3654
DOI: 10.7763/IJEEEE.2012.V2.106

A Study on the On-Line Language Learning Anxiety among Adult Learners

Faizah A Majid, Wan Nurul Elia Haslee Sharil, Johan Eddy Luaran, and Fazyudi Ahmad Nadzri
Abstract—Online learning offers a unique learning environment from the conventional classroom, which provides an area for research that can be used to enlighten practitioners, stakeholders as well as the learners on relevant issues of online learning. This paper intends to examine online language learning anxiety faced by a selected group of adult learners and to determine the relationship between the domains of online language learning anxiety. The ‘Online Language Learning Anxiety’ (OLLA) inventory was distributed to 57 adult learners who were following a language course online. The data was analyzed using the SPSS package. The findings suggest that, in general, the students were not anxious in learning a language online. However, some areas of concern emerged in the data analysis which includes the learners’ cognitive ability in understanding the processes involved in online language learning and their fear in embarking in such courses. Relationships were also found to be strongly significant between learners’ readiness and confidence, learners’ experience and motivation and learners’ attributes and confidence. These pertinent findings may guide online facilitators or lecturers in providing the necessary support to their adult learners in achieving academic success through online learning.

Index Terms—OLLA Inventory, Adult Learners, Online Learning, Anxiety.

Faizah Abd. Majid is with Faculty of Education, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia (e-mail: faiza404@ salam.uitm.edu.my). 
Wan Nurul Elia Haslee Sharil is with Faculty of Education, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia. 
Johan Eddy Luaran is with Faculty of Education, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia. 
Fazyudi Ahmad Nadzri is with Faculty of Education, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

Cite: Faizah A Majid, Wan Nurul Elia Haslee Sharil, Johan Eddy Luaran, and Fazyudi Ahmad Nadzri, "A Study on the On-Line Language Learning Anxiety among Adult Learners," International Journal of e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 187-192, 2012.

General Information

ISSN: 2010-3654 (Online)
Abbreviated Title: Int. J. e-Educ. e-Bus. e-Manag. e-Learn.
Frequency: Quarterly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Kuan-Chou Chen
Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Lau
Abstracting/ Indexing: EBSCO, Google Scholar, Electronic Journals Library, QUALIS, ProQuest, EI (INSPEC, IET)
E-mail: ijeeee@iap.org
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