On the Relationship Between Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety and English Achievement

Document Type : Research Paper


Assistant professor, TEFL Department, Shaheed Rajaee Teacher Training University, Tehran, Iran


The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between foreign language classroom anxiety and English language achievement among high school third-graders. A sample of 239 students (110 males and 129 females) was assessed for their levels of foreign language anxiety using FLCAS. Participants’ scores on their final English test were also used as the measure of their English achievement. The results revealed foreign language classroom anxiety significantly and negatively correlated with English achievement. Implications for both teachers and learners and suggestions for further research are provided.