Strategies to Reduce Students' Oral English Anxiety

Journal: Journal of Higher Education Research DOI: 10.32629/jher.v3i2.754

Wanting Huang

China West Normal University, Nanchong 637001, Sichuan, China


With the further development of globalization, English as an international language is playing an increasingly important role in international communication and cooperation. Therefore, learning and mastering English well and being able to express and communicate in English fluently has also become an important learning task for contemporary students. Although our country attaches great importance to English education, due to the long-term impact of test-oriented education, our English teaching mainly focuses on the instillation of language knowledge, while the teaching of oral English is relatively ignored. This makes most students unable to master spoken English skills proficiently. Although some students have mastered the basic knowledge of English communication, when they need to use English for oral communication, they are still nervous, lack of self-confidence, and even make extremely simple expression errors, so that they cannot express fluently and accurately in English. This makes students gradually feel anxious about speaking English and then they decrease their English-speaking times by degrees. So, the problem of "dumb English" emerged. Therefore, anxiety has a large negative impact on the development and training of students' oral skills. Therefore, it is necessary to take measures to reduce students' oral English anxiety and help solve the problem of "dumb English".


oral English anxiety, dumb English, English teaching


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