skip to main content

The Use of Digital Media as a Strategy for Lowering Anxiety in Learning English as a Foreign Language

*Septiarini Makodamayanti orcid  -  Diponegoro University, Indonesia
Deli Nirmala scopus  -  Diponegoro University, Indonesia
Catur Kepirianto  -  Diponegoro University, Indonesia

Citation Format:
Abstract

In the modern era, the use of English now being spreading and penetrated to many fields, including educational field. Thus, learning a foreign language, particularly English is needed by students or learners. However, there are personality factors such as anxiety, that may give either good or bad influences. Therefore, strategy in learning is needed to help the learners encountering their learning process. Various strategies can be used in learning a foreign language. This study discusses about the role of digital media in helping lowering learners’ anxiety in learning foreign language especially English. Several studies are found and have conducted their analysis concerning the use of digital media such as social media, video games, video and audio, in foreign language learning. The results of the review show that digital media which offers low pressure to its users is advantageous and can be effectively used to help the learners in comprehending English so that they feel less anxiety and be more confident in learning and using English as a foreign language.

Fulltext View|Download
  1. Milan, M. C, "English Speaking Anxiety: Sources, Coping Mechanisms, and Teacher Management." PUPIL: International Journal of Teaching, Education and Learning, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 1–28, 2019
  2. Zafar, S., & Meenakshi, K, "Individual Learner Differences and Second Language Acquisition : A Review," Journal of Language Teaching and Research, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 639–646, 2012. https://doi.org/10.4304/jltr.3.4.639-646
  3. Brown, H. D, Principles of Language Learning and Teaching (Fourth). New York: Longman, 2000
  4. Asih, Y. U, "Anxiety of english learning and learning strategies’ influence to speaking ability," OKARA, vol. 1, no. 7, pp. 91–108, 2012
  5. Ehrman, M. E., Leaver, B. Lou, & Oxford, R. L, "A Brief Overview of Individual Differences in Second Language Learning", System, vol. 31, pp. 313–330, 2003. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0346-251X(03)00045-9
  6. Male, H, “Foreign Language Learner’s Anxiety in Language Skills Learning : A Case study at Universitas Kristen Indonesia,” Journal of English Teaching, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 170–182, 2018
  7. "Digital Media,” 2020, [online]. Available: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_media. [Accessed: June 1, 2020]
  8. Pischetola, M, "Digital Media and Learning Evolution: A Research on Sustainable Local Empowerment," Global Media Journal, vol. 11, no. 18, pp. 1–11, 2011
  9. Chotipaktanasook, N, Using social media in the Efl classroom for the enhancement of low affective filter and willingness to communicate, In Learning in and beyond the Classroom: Ubiquity in Foreign Language Education, pp. 56–64, 2007
  10. Horowitz, K. S, "Video Games and English as a Second Language The Effect of Massive Multiplayer Online Video Games on the Willingness to Communicate and Communicative Anxiety of College Students in Puerto Rico," American Journal of Play, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 379–410, 2013
  11. Rafada, S. H., & Madini, A, "Effective Solutions for Reducing Saudi Learners ’ Speaking Anxiety in EFL classrooms," Arab World English Journal (AWEJ), vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 308–322, 2017. https://doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol8no2.22

Last update:

No citation recorded.

Last update:

No citation recorded.