Review of Research on Foreign Language Anxiety and Foreign Language Enjoyment

Abstract

Research on foreign language anxiety and foreign language enjoyment are reviewed, including those investigating the effect of foreign language anxiety and foreign language enjoyment on foreign language performances, those exploring the interrelations among foreign language anxiety, foreign language enjoyment and other learner variables, and those focusing on foreign language anxiety in specific linguistic skills. Foreign language enjoyment in specific linguistic skills needs further empirical investigation and a longitudinal perspective is warranted in further foreign language anxiety and foreign language enjoyment research.