Adrenalin and Second Language Acquisition: Why Anxiety?

Reihane Sheikhy1 and Nima Shakouri2*


Second language acquisition (SLA) anxiety in classroom-based language learning has a long history. That anxiety is conducive to poor performance is crystal clear, but what happens in the biology of body when a person gets anxious is what the present paper is going to study. The current work is an attempt to pinpoint that anxiety is not a simple issue that can be easily removed by listing a set of guidelines. In a sense, reevaluation of teachers' beliefs is respected pivotal to alleviate students' anxiety. Taking the topic serious, this paper reviewed the biology of anxiety.

Key words: Adrenaline, anxiety, acetylcholine, comfort zone

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