The Influence of Counsellor Trainee Support on Public Speaking and Foreign Language Speaking Anxiety in the Class Setting

Volume 7 - Issue 1
Emre Güvendir Oya Onat Sinem Dündar
Pages: 11-26 Download Count : 548 View Count: 770 DOI Number 10.17220/ijpes.2020.01.002 Facebook Share on Google+ Save to Zotero Save to Mendeley


This mixed methods study examined the influence of cognitive behavioral approach based counsellor trainee support on prospective English teachers’ public speaking anxiety and foreign language speaking anxiety in the class setting. The participants of the study included sixteen third year prospective English teachers studying at Trakya University. Both quantitative and qualitative data analysis revealed that the participants benefited from the counselling procedure. The study aims to trigger more interest on different forms of anxiety experienced by prospective teachers and motivate researchers to design interventions that will psychologically assist prospective teachers in their transition to the teaching profession.


  • Peer counselling
  • public speaking anxiety
  • classroom anxiety
  • language anxiety
  • cognitive behavioral approach
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