Lecture Notes in Education
Psychology and Public Media

An Exploration of Chinese Postgraduate Students' Online EMI Course Anxiety

Author

Yinchun Pei * 1

1 Division of Humanities &Social Sciences, Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College

Corresponding Author

Yinchun Pei

Keywords

online EMI courses, foreign language anxiety, technological anxiety, online learning experience anxiety

Abstract

The aim of this study is to explore the extents of foreign language anxiety and technological anxiety experienced by Chinese postgraduate students from a university in Hong Kong in the online EMI (English Mediated Instruction) courses. 31 participants finished the questionnaires related to anxiety and answer the open-ended questions about their feelings of online EMI courses. The findings demonstrate that foreign language anxiety and technological anxiety have a negative effect on students' online EMI learning experience. Furthermore, although learners indicates that they consequently experience anxiety, they also tend to overcome foreign language anxiety by practicing English as much as possible, and they hope the universities and teachers can arrange more technological guidance before classes helping to reduce the technological anxiety. Based on these main findings, the implications are provided regarding technological use guidance and awareness.

Citation

Yinchun Pei. An Exploration of Chinese Postgraduate Students' Online EMI Course Anxiety. LNEP (2021) LNEP ICEIPI 2021: 380-387. DOI: 10.54254/lnep.iceipi.2021243.

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