Biases in self-ratings of second language proficiency : The role of language anxiety

  title={Biases in self-ratings of second language proficiency : The role of language anxiety},
  author={P. MacIntyre and K. Noels and R. Cl{\'e}ment},
  journal={Language Learning},
Previous studies have shown a strong link between participants' apprehension about communicating and their perception of communicative competence in both native (L1) and second (L2) languages. This apprehension may intensify when participants communicate in the L2, especially if they believe their level of L2 competence to be very low. This study examines perceived competence in an L2 as a function of actual competence and language anxiety. Thirty-seven young adult Anglophone students, with… Expand

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