Cognitive Load Theory : An Empirical Study of Anxiety and Task Performance in Language Learning

@inproceedings{Chen2017CognitiveLT,
  title={Cognitive Load Theory : An Empirical Study of Anxiety and Task Performance in Language Learning},
  author={I-Jung Chen and Chi-Cheng Chang},
  year={2017}
}
Introduction. This study explores the relationship among three variables—cognitive load, foreign language anxiety, and task performance. Cognitive load refers to the load imposed on working memory while performing a particular task. The authors hypothesized that anxiety consumes the resources of working memory, leaving less capacity for cognitive activities, and impeding effectiveness. Method. The participants were 88 non-English major students enrolled in a 4-year program at a technical… CONTINUE READING

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