This is the time wherein the students, according to Unite For Sight (n.d.), “become frustrated by difficulties communicating and performing basic tasks.” Changes in the new environment may cause stress. A person may experience confusion and discomfort in the new environment that can cause a great stress to a person experiencing culture shock. People will have difficulties in learning the new culture when anxiety and depression becomes deeper (Xia, 2009, p. 99). According to our interviewee, Ms. Bermoy, transfer students in San Roque Catholic School usually consult her when they feel discomfort in dealing with the new environment may it be because of the school, the classmates or the food. Some of the students push themselves to be part of the environment and some quit.
While others say this problem must be internal, regarding students’ role. This essay aims to analyze both hypotheses considering Chile’s reality. Some researchers assert that this problem must be external and is mostly teachers’ responsibility. First of all, according to Gökçe DİŞLEN, most of the time students lose their interest and enthusiasm towards language learning due to insecure classroom atmosphere and pedagogues’ harsh attitude (2013). Bad tempered and strict teachers tend to not only make students feel uncomfortable but also themselves.
Due to preparation teens are overworked, overscheduled and overstressed, and it's taking a toll on the mental health. School psychologists say, students are aware of the high stakes attached to state exams. Students spend an excessive amount of class time preparing for them, and know that they will do poorly. Low test scores could ultimately cause a school to close or a teacher to lose a job. Students also can feel pressured by their inner drive to succeed, a quest for perfection or a fear of failure, especially if they may be unfamiliar with the English language or are not yet up to the reading or developmental level of the test in front of them (Frenette 5).
(Horwitz, Horwitz, and Cope, 1986, MacIntyre, 1995). In contrast, Sparks and Ganschow (1995) investigated whether anxiety causes the language anxiety or language difficulty causes anxiety. In different researches, Sparks and Ganschow (1991, 1993a, 1993b, 2007) report that it is uncertain to pledge the importance attributed to language anxiety in learning the foreign language. According to MacIntyre (1995), the relationship between task performance and anxiety is cyclical one, each construct leads to the other. In addition, it was proved (Howritz and Young, 1991) that foreign language anxiety is closely associated with problems in language learning such as shortage in listening comprehension, impaired vocabulary learning, reduced word production, lower scores on standardized tests, and lower grades in language
1. INTRODUCTION In this Project I am going to talk about learners’ anxieties. The expansion of English language makes an important demand on learning this language and this causes more and more people begin to study English. Language learners usually are stressed, express anxiety and become nervous because they have difficulties in learn this new language for them. “Anxiety is a psychological construct, commonly described by psychologists as a state of apprehension, a vague fear that is only indirectly associated with an object”.
On the one hand, stress causes students to feel anxious and uncomfortable, even affecting their health. On the other hand, stress is also a motivation for students to finish important events. This essay will discuss some of the problems with stress from three aspects: study, independent life and interpersonal relationships. In addition, this essay will discuss the corresponding solutions for these problems, which causes stress,
Alarm reaction is a reaction to stressor that influencing heart rate and blood pressure. Resistance stage is the stage when a person start to defense against the stress and healing the damage of the stress itself. Exhaustion stage is when a person start to adapt to a stressor. School and office are the most common place where a person started to being stress because of the number of works and the given responsibility. School frequently become the source of stress for many people, especially student which is called the academic stress.
Academic stress is mental distress with respect to some anticipated frustration associated with academic failure or even unawareness to the possibility of such failure. Students have to face many academic demands, for example, school examination, recitations in the class, showing progress in school subjects, understanding what the teacher is teaching, competing with other classmates, fulfilling teachers and parents academic expectations. These demands may tax or exceed available resources of the students. As a consequence, they are subjected under stress, since the demand is related to achievement of an academic goal. So, academic related to the achievement of an academic goal.
As language learning is a complicated mental process, it can create a wide range of problems for language learners. Most of these problems are rooted in affective domain of language learners. Furthermore, language teaching is done through classroom procedure; therefore, it can cause classroom related problems. For example, learners may suffer from anxiety in language class. A number of researchers have claimed that there is an anxiety particular to language learning and that learning and achievement is affected debilitate by this anxiety (Gardner, Smythe, & Lalonde, 1984; Horwitz, Horwitz, & Cope, 1986; Trylong, 1987; Young, 1991).
Educators can be exposed to several stresses because of their role in supporting students and their eventual exposure to the experiences of the students with crises, traumas and violence. Too much focus is on the mental health of the students. Neglected was the mental health of the personnel directly in communication with the students, particularly, the teachers. The teachers may manifest emotional exhaustion and this may lead to poor performance. Beside stresses from students, there could be other factors that impair their functions as teachers, such as: more workload, underpay, poor workplace, family matters, support from superiors and administration.