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The Arabic course in Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Malaysia is an elective course offered to first degree students. The objective of this study was to investigate students’ test anxiety in learning oral Arabic at UiTM. It was a mixed method of quantitative and qualitative study using a self-regulated learning questionnaire adapted from The Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (MSLQ) and interviews. For quantitative data, the disproportionate stratified random sampling technique was used involving 445 samples while for qualitative data, 13 interviews with students were engaged. The study found that students’ test anxiety was moderate. However, cognitive part was found to be at a high level and higher than emotional part which was moderate. Through interviews, the study also identified some reasons that contribute to students’ test anxiety. This study had some classroom implications. It suggested some learning practices to overcome test anxiety among students in learning oral Arabic cognitively and emotionally.
Keywords: test anxiety, foreign language learning, oral Arabic, self-regulated learning, MSLQ
Ghazali Yusri, Nik Mohd Rahimi, Parilah M. Shah, & Wan Haslina Wah (2011). Test anxiety among Arabic language course students. The International Journal of Learning, 18(1), 73-86. (SCOPUS)