While teaching a speaking class , the words Motivation and Self-confidence came to my mind and I said to my students that these were important variables in the process of Second Language Acquisition, recently I checked the site SDKrashen.com and I saw that I was forgetting the third variable which was Anxiety
I leave you with the excerpt of the book that backs up my point
Research over the last decade has confirmed that a variety of affective variables relate to success in second language acquisition. Most of those studied can be placed into one of these three categories:
- Motivation. Performers with high motivation generally do better in second language acquisition
- Self-confidence. Performers with self-confidence and a good self-image tend to do better in second language acquisition.
- Anxiety. Low anxiety appears to be conducive to second language acquisition, whether measured as personal or classroom anxiety.