International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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Analysis Study Research Paper | Educational Psychology | Cambodia | Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023


Cambodian Primary Private English Students? Attitudes toward English Public Speaking Classes: A Case Study at a Private English School in Kandal Province, Cambodia

Kroeun Kruy


Abstract: The research investigates the attitudes of primary English language learners at a private school in Takhmao Town, Kandal Province, Cambodia, toward public speaking classes. English is a global language used for communication in various fields, including politics, science, media, arts, social interaction, and entertainment. Effective communication is crucial for presenting critical information at meetings and interacting with foreigners. The study was conducted with permission from the school principal and involved 31 primary English students, with 19 under 15 years old, 3 between 15 and 16 years old, and 2 over 17 years old. The questionnaire included demographic information and the Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety Scale (FLCAS) with 20 items. The findings from this study show that students often feel anxious when giving English speeches, comparing themselves to others with better abilities. Despite being well - prepared, they are self - conscious about public speaking and tremble when called upon. English private students at the investigated school are sometimes unconcerned about making mistakes but are afraid of forgetting or panicking in public speaking classes, especially when they are ill - prepared. Male students' anxiety scores were slightly higher than females, indicating equal attitudes towards English - speaking classes among private English secondary students. The study aimed to explore the extent of primary English students' attitudes towards English public speaking classes and whether there is any difference between private English private students' attitudes toward English public speaking classes. Future research of this study should be conducted using qualitative research for more detailed findings.


Keywords: Anxiety, Primary, Public, Autonomy, Confidence, Attitudes


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023,


Pages: 1424 - 1428


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