Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 11. Number2  June 2020                                                   Pp. 258-274

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The Impact of Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety on Saudi Male Students’
Performance at Albaha University

 Elsadig Mohamed Khalifa Gawi
Department of English, College of Science and Arts
Albaha University, Albaha, Saudi Arabia


The present study aims at investigating the effects of foreign language classroom anxiety on Saudi male students’ performance at Albaha University. This study is going to answer the  question if the FLCA has an effects on Saudi students’ performance. The participants of the study were (n=50) students, who enrolled in applied linguistics courses, level 2 in the  College of Science and Arts in Almandaq in the second term (2018). The study ran a questionnaire for testing anxiety levels to the participants of the study to collect data. It contained fifteen elements, with the variables divided into three segments they are communicative apprehension, test anxiety, and Fear of negative evaluation, respectively. It also used a descriptive and inferential methods to investigate whether the students feel EFL anxiety. The study findings revealed a slightly higher level of communicative apprehension (3.6), a moderate level of test anxiety (3.4), and the participants experience a low level related to fear of negative evaluation (3.3). The calculated mean of overall hypotheses is (3.4)  which suggests that the students suffer a moderate level of foreign language Classroom Anxiety. These findings explored significant effects of foreign language anxiety on the Saudi male students’ performance at Albaha University due to these variables, respectively. Besides, the results of this paper provided teachers and decision-makers with some recommendations and pedagogical implications that will enable them to overcome the male students’ language anxiety in the classroom in the Saudi setting, which will also help in achieving better learning outcomes.
Keywords anxiety, apprehension, foreign language classroom, Saudi male students,, performance 

Cite as: Gawi, E. M. K. (2020). The Impact of Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety on Saudi Male Students’ Performance at Albaha University. Arab World English Journal11 (2) . 258-274.


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Elsadig Mohamed Khalifa Gawi, a Sudanese. PhD in Applied linguistics, University of Gezira,
Sudan, June (2011). Assistant professor, Albaha University, KSA, College of Arts and Science.