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specialty journal of language studies and literature
Volume 1, 2017, Issue 1
The Effect of Life Syllabus on Iranian EFL Learners’ Anxiety and their Proficiency.
Mustapha Hajebi, Farhad Fahandezh, Zahra Hajebi
Pages: 63-70


This paper studied the effect of Life Syllabus on Iranian EFL students for decreasing anxiety. The aim of this research was to know whether there is any difference between Life Syllabus when a teacher used in the class to reduce anxiety or not. 76 English learners and 4 English instructors of Parsian English institute and Farhang English institute participated in this study. A quasi-experimental research approach with interview followed in this research. A pre- test and post -test with the control and experimental group conducted to get participants' performance before and at the end of using Life Syllabus. The study lasted for one term with naturalistic use of Life Syllabus for experimental group. The comparison between the students’ scores showed that there was a difference in the final performance of two groups. As a result, this research supports that the Life Syllabus reduces the EFL learners’ anxiety. As Life Syllabus proved to be useful with Iranian EFL learners, EFL teachers also can adopt the technique in their classes to advance their students' language learning.

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