Elaine K. Horwitz (Ph.D., University of Illinois) is Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Convener of Multilingual Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.
Even Teachers Get the Blues: Recognizing and Alleviating Language Teachers' Feelings of Foreign Language Anxiety
Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
© 1996 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 29, Issue 3, pages 365–372, October 1996
How to Cite
Horwitz, E. K. (1996), Even Teachers Get the Blues: Recognizing and Alleviating Language Teachers' Feelings of Foreign Language Anxiety. Foreign Language Annals, 29: 365–372. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.1996.tb01248.x
- Issue published online: 31 DEC 2008
- Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
ABSTRACT Many foreign language students report feeling anxious about language learning. This paper argues that many nonnative foreign language teachers experience foreign language anxiety and that this anxiety can have negative consequences for language teaching. It discusses how anxiety affects teachers' feelings of selfconfidence, use of the target language, and instructional choices and offers suggestions for increasing teachers' target language confidence.