Critical Reading XIII

Salem, A., & Dyar, M. (2014). The Relationship between Speaking Anxiety and Oral Fluency of Special Education Arab Learners of English. Asian Social Science, 10 (12), 170-176.

The study is about to reveal the relationship between speaking anxiety and oral fluency. The researcher find the difference between male and female students related to the two major variables.

In the article, there are three kinds of hypothesis bringing by the researcher. The first stated that there are statically significant difference between male and female pupils in both speaking anxiety and oral fluency. It is proved that the result in the male pupils are more fluent than the female pupils in speaking while in the speaking anxiety, there is no difference between the male or the female students.

The second hypothesis stated that there is a relation between speaking anxiety and oral fluency skills of primary school students with learning difficulties. However, the result of the study is the vice versa. There is negative correlation among them.

Then, the last hypothesis is oral fluency has a predictive ability to predict pupils’ speaking anxiety. The result of the study reveals that the last hypothesis is right.

When applying this study in Indonesia, the result might be same that there is no relationship between speaking anxiety and oral fluency since Indonesia is also English Foreign Country.

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