Sabah Salman Sabbah, Dr.
Community College of Qatar
Sabah holds Ph.D. in English language curriculum and instruction. She has worked as a professor in Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar. She has published papers and presented at conferences in Los Angeles, Qatar, Dubai, Las Vegas and Lisbon.
Anxiety of learning English as a Second Language: Tertiary level (PP99), PaperThis study aimed at exploring the causes of the anxiety of 70 ESL college freshmen in the Community College of Qatar. To collect the data, a Five-Likert 40 item questionnaire was designed by the researcher. Means and standard deviations of the subjects’ answers revealed that their anxiety was due to three domains: communication apprehension, test anxiety, and fear of negative evaluation. The recommendations suggested by the researcher will help teachers and students overcome anxiety.