The Main Causes of English for Occupational Purposes Students (EOP) Speaking Anxiety

Rifki Irawan


This paper aimed at investigating the main causes of English for Occupational Purposes (EOP) students’ speaking anxiety. The study involved a total of eight students from two different classes with varying levels of English proficiency. It focused on a case study conducted in an Indonesian company and utilized three types of research instruments, namely classroom observation FLCAS (Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety Scale) questionnaires by Horwitz (1986) and semi-structured interviews. The study revealed that experiences in communicating, the kind of students’ occupation and Foreign Language Acquisition (FLA) are the main causes of EOP students’ speaking anxiety. 


EOP students, Speaking Anxiety

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