Effects and problems of speaking anxiety in Bengali medium classrooms of Bangladesh
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This paper is concerned with learners of Bengali medium schools who suffer from speaking anxiety in English at secondary level classrooms. In this paper, the researcher basically tried to find out the problems which are responsible for speaking anxiety of the learners and the effects of anxiety. Moreover, the researcher gave some recommendations to minimize anxiety. The researcher conducted a survey among language teachers and learners from four secondary level schools which are located in Dhaka. It was done to find out the problems and effects that are responsible for creating speaking anxiety. The researcher followed quantitative questionnaire methods for data collection. Moreover, the researcher observed classes through the checklist. However, the research findings show that, anxiety affects learners’ personal, social and academic life. Moreover, they face a lot of problems due to speaking anxiety.