E-ISSN 2651-2629

Quick Search




The Impact of Productive Discipline Strategies on Iranian EFL Learnersí Second Language Anxiety and Language Achievement [ALRJournal]
ALRJournal. 2019; 3(1): 20-31 | DOI: 10.14744/alrj.2018.09719

The Impact of Productive Discipline Strategies on Iranian EFL Learnersí Second Language Anxiety and Language Achievement

Parisa Abedi, Fariba Rahimi Esfahani
Department of English, Faculty of Humanities, Shahrekord Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shahrekord, Iran

The present study was dedicated to investigating whether productive discipline strategies are effective strategies in order to reduce second language anxiety of Iranian students and improve their language achievements. To achieve the study's aim, a sample test of KET was administered to 45 students as a homogenizing test. Based on the results, the participants whose scores fell between 1 SD above and below the mean were chosen as the participants of the study and were then randomly assigned to one control and one experimental group. Those who were in the experimental group received productive strategies. The students in the control group were controlled by the traditional discipline strategy method. At the outset of the study, a pre-test was given to the participants to ensure that there were no significant difference between the experimental and control groups regarding the variable under investigation. This study was carried out during a 40-hour course spread over 2 months. In addition, the participants were asked to fill a Second Language Anxiety Questionnaire (Howritzs, 1986) and also a 24-item questionnaire of classroom discipline (Lewis, 2001). At the end of the term, all participants were tested on their achievement in the second language by a posttest similar to the pre-test. Moreover, their second language anxiety was measured through the above-mentioned questionnaires. As a whole, it was concluded that the employment of the productive strategies contributes to the improvement of studentsí second language achievement and reduction of their second language anxiety.

Keywords: Second Language Anxiety, Productive Discipline Strategies, Teachersí role, Classroom management.

Parisa Abedi, Fariba Rahimi Esfahani. The Impact of Productive Discipline Strategies on Iranian EFL Learnersí Second Language Anxiety and Language Achievement. ALRJournal. 2019; 3(1): 20-31

Corresponding Author: Fariba Rahimi Esfahani, Iran
LookUs & Online Makale