Available Online: 14 March 2022
Azarias, Ranec A.
Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State College, Philippines (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Human history is facing the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic that surely makes mark on the lives of all men in this planet and has affected many sectors of every country around the world. In education sector, English language instruction is once again challenged in terms of the delivery of quality education and training to students. In such context, this study described the affective states of industrial-technical students towards English language learning in the new normal education and the degree of participation of teachers and students in lowering the anxiety of students in English language learning as bases in the development of a primer. Through employing descriptive-survey design with the aid of a questionnaire, this study revealed that the level of affective states of the students towards English language learning is very high. Meanwhile, the degrees of participation of teachers and students in lowering the affective filters in English language learning were rated as very high. With these findings, the study developed a primer which is dubbed as AYOS (Accentuating experiential English language instruction, yielding safe and productive English language instruction, Optimizing English language learning resources, and Synergizing interest, inquiry, and insight), and this achieved a very high level of acceptability. The study concludes the following: 1) Learners are positive on their success in English language instruction in which their motivation and self-confidence transcend their anxiety. 2) Both teachers and students play significant roles in lowering anxiety towards English language learning. 3) The primer is valid, useful, implementable, viable, and feasible. Finally, this study recommends that informed and research-based innovations and interventions should be developed to address the issues surrounding English language learning.
Keywords: affective filter hypothesis, English as a second language, language anxiety, language instruction, English as a medium of instruction
Cite this article:
Azarias, R. A. (2022). Landscape of the affective states of industrial-technical learners: Input to a primer in new normal English language instruction. International Journal of Research Studies in Education, 11(6), 59-71. https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2022.177