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Speaking in a foreign language can be influenced by psychological aspects that are: anxiety and self-confidence. When the learners have high feeling of anxiety, worry, fear and less confidence in a foreign language class, they may have difficulty to increase their ability and get language acquisition. This study aims to determine the relationship among the students’ speaking anxiety, self-confidence, and speaking achievement. Correlational method was used as a research method in this study. The data were collected by asking twenty eight of fifth semester students to do short monologue which was scored by two raters administering two questionnaires. The data were analyzed by using descriptive and correlational analyses. There were two results found. First of all, the students’ speaking anxiety had significant correlation with their speaking achievement. It was found that correlation coefficient level between students’ speaking anxiety and speaking achievement was (0.010). Second of all, the correlation coefficient level between students’ self-confidence and speaking achievement was not correlated (0.425). Therefore, it is important for teachers and lecturers to encourage students and practice speaking English, especially to avoid the English speaking anxiety in the classroom.


speaking anxiety, self-confidence, speaking achievement


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