Rohima Nur Aziza Al Hakim(1*), Hariadi Syam(2),

(1) Sembilanbelas November Kolaka University
(2) Sembilanbelas November Kolaka University
(*) Corresponding Author




This research was aimed to investigate; (1) the factors of students’ anxiety in speaking English; and (2) the strategies used by the students in overcoming their anxiety in speaking English at the first grade of MAN I Kolaka. This research used a mix method namely quantitative and qualitative. In conducting the research, the researcher collected the data by using questionnaire and interview. The participant of this research were 30 students of class X IPA 1. The result of this research showed that the factors of students’ anxiety in speaking English of MAN 1 Kolaka were communicative apprehension, with mean value (3,82) test anxiety with mean value (3,4) fear of negative evaluation with mean value ( 3,67). The result of interviewed showed that there were five strategies that students used to overcome their anxiety in speaking English such as: preparation, relaxation, positive thinking, peer seeking and resignation.


Anxiety, Speaking English, Analysis.

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