Anxiety, Motivation, and Self-Confidence in Speaking English During Task Based Activities in Second Life



This study investigated the contribution of task-based language learning in a 3D virtual world to anxiety, motivation, and self-confidence. The participants were Middle East Technical University preparatory students speaking English as a foreign language, and the 3D environment selected was Second Life, an online virtual world with a global user base. The results demonstrated the effectiveness of task-based language learning in the virtual environment, which had a positive impact on students. Findings suggest that students’ experiences in Second Life provided them with increased motivation and self-confidence, helping them overcome anxiety related to speaking English.


task-based language learning; second life; anxiety; motivation; self-confidence

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