The Effect of Foreign Language Anxiety on College Students Online Learning


  • Zhanfang Li School of Foreign Languages, North China Electric Power University, Beijing 102206, P. R. China
  • Sun Qi



foreign language learning, anxiety, online classes, college students


Foreign language anxiety has always been regarded as a negative influencing factor on learning foreign languages. Exploring students' emotions in learning foreign languages online, especially in relieving anxiety, is conducive to promoting students to learn actively and adapting to new learning models and environments. Taking college students as the research subjects, through questionnaire and interview, this paper explores the impact of anxiety on their English learning effectiveness in the online classroom. Results show that online English learning reduces students' learning anxiety and changes their attitude of having classes, but it also increases their anxiety in English communication. In addition, online classes have also played a role in enhancing English listening and reading ability.     

Author Biography

  • Zhanfang Li, School of Foreign Languages, North China Electric Power University, Beijing 102206, P. R. China

    Zhanfang Li is currently an associate professor of the School of Foreign Languages, North China Electric Power University.


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