Teachers’ Anxiety-relieving Techniques for Academic Success

Cihan University-Erbil, Department of English Language

Keywords: Anxiety alleviation, Academic achievement, Teachers’ techniques, Communicative English Class


Although it is fairly obvious that student stress and anxiety have a negative impact on students’ academic performance, the role that teachers can play in easing these difficulties is frequently overlooked. The purpose of this study is to discover the techniques employed by teachers to help students who are anxious about speaking English and to determine the effects of those strategies. This study makes use of a qualitative approach. The participants of this study included six lecturers from English Department of Cihan University-Erbil. The obtained data through interview are analyzed descriptively. Peer group and fun activities are two of those techniques that those teachers have used and they could enhance student self-assurance, communication abilities, and collaborative learning. Moreover, relaxing, inspiring, and entertaining are the impact of doing some fun activities by them to alleviate the anxiety level of students.


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Author Biography

Marjan Abbasian, Department of English Language, Cihan University-Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq

Marjan Abbasian is an  assistant lecturer at the Department of English Language, Cihan University-Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq. Her research interests are English Language Teaching and Foreign languages.


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How to Cite
Abbasian, M. (2024). Teachers’ Anxiety-relieving Techniques for Academic Success. Cihan University-Erbil Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 8(1), 23-28. https://doi.org/10.24086/cuejhss.v8n1y2024.pp23-28