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Pages: 1197-1201
Publication year: 2018
ISBN: 978-84-697-9480-7
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2018.0173

Conference name: 12th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 5-7 March, 2018
Location: Valencia, Spain

STUDENTS’ PSYCHOLOGICAL BARRIERS TO SPEAKING ENGLISH

In this paper the authors analyze the possible causes of psychological barriers preventing students from fluently speaking English. As studying a foreign language is a complicated process which includes both learning and communication, there can appear various obstacles of a psychological nature while language practicing. These obstacles, or barriers, are of different origin, but, for all their diversity, they can be divided into two groups:
1) obstacles originating from the learner’s personality, and
2) obstacles caused by the person’s negative attitude to learning English.

These two factors, in turn, have their own roots. Here, we discuss the peculiarities of family, social, cultural and educational background that lead to the formation of timid, reserved and unsociable characters reluctant to communicate even in their mother tongue, let alone foreign language; also, we criticize teaching techniques that result in negative attitude to learning English. Finally, we suggest some ways to address students’ psychological problems basing on our own and our colleagues’ experience. This paper also discusses problems which are specific for students of Russia and considers their possible solutions.
@InProceedings{ULIUMDZHIEVA2018STU,
author = {Uliumdzhieva, V. and Chernobylskaya, I. and Likhacheva, I. and Notina, E. and Bykova, I.},
title = {STUDENTS’ PSYCHOLOGICAL BARRIERS TO SPEAKING ENGLISH},
series = {12th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2018 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-697-9480-7},
issn = {2340-1079},
doi = {10.21125/inted.2018.0173},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/inted.2018.0173},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {5-7 March, 2018},
year = {2018},
pages = {1197-1201}}
TY - CONF
AU - V. Uliumdzhieva AU - I. Chernobylskaya AU - I. Likhacheva AU - E. Notina AU - I. Bykova
TI - STUDENTS’ PSYCHOLOGICAL BARRIERS TO SPEAKING ENGLISH
SN - 978-84-697-9480-7/2340-1079
DO - 10.21125/inted.2018.0173
PY - 2018
Y1 - 5-7 March, 2018
CI - Valencia, Spain
JO - 12th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
JA - INTED2018 Proceedings
SP - 1197
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ER -
V. Uliumdzhieva, I. Chernobylskaya, I. Likhacheva, E. Notina, I. Bykova (2018) STUDENTS’ PSYCHOLOGICAL BARRIERS TO SPEAKING ENGLISH, INTED2018 Proceedings, pp. 1197-1201.
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