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    Posted 15 days ago
    Hello, I think anxiety is the issue behind. Normally in my classes I handle the students on their way. I use their skills and ways of expression to get the answers and make them communicate with me and also with the friends. So the classroom is no more a fearful place for them. 

    D.B.Chathurya De Silva Teacher of English
    Sri Lanka

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    Posted 15 days ago

    Yes, affect and emotions play a large role in language learning, in both positive and negative ways.  Do your students already know each other when they come to your class?  Or do you need to engage them in some icebreaker or community building activities so that students feel more comfortable with each other?  Do you have any "get-to-know-you activities" that you could share with our colleagues here on myTESOL?

    Nikki Ashcraft
    Associate Teaching Professor
    University of Missouri