STRATEGIES TO REDUCE SPEAKING ANXIETY IN THE CONTEXT OF EFL: TEACHER’S OPINION
Keywords:English Speaking Anxiety; EFL
Anxiety is still a problem in the realm of English speaking and the research focusing on the response of teachers in tackling this issue is still. Therefore, this study aims to investigate teacher strategies for reducing speaking anxiety. This study suggests English teachers attempt to use other alternatives to overcome students’ speaking anxiety. To achieve the aforementioned purpose, a qualitative approach embracing a case study was employed. Data were collected using a semi-structured interview instrument which was conducted on one of the English teachers in the Garut district. Interview data were analyzed using four stages analysis
including organizing, transcribing, converting, classifying, describing, and interpreting. As the result, there are five teachers' strategies to reduce speaking anxiety in the context of EFL, they are (1) Motivational Words; (2) English Practice; (3) Ice Breaking; (4) Group Working; (5) Youtube Videos. Furthermore, this study suggests teachers are expected to emphasize the motivation of students and also create creative learning to reduce anxiety in speaking English in the classroom.