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An Exploration of Chinese Postgraduate Students' Online EMI Course Anxiety

Yinchun Pei * 1
1 Division of Humanities &Social Sciences, Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College

* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.

Lecture Notes in Education Psychology and Public Media, Vol. 1, 380-387
Published 26 December 2021. © 2023 The Author(s). Published by EWA Publishing
This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Citation Yinchun Pei. An Exploration of Chinese Postgraduate Students' Online EMI Course Anxiety. LNEP (2021) Vol. 1: 380-387. DOI: 10.54254/2753-7048/1/ICEIPI_243.


The aim of this study is to explore the extents of foreign language anxiety and technological anxiety experienced by Chinese postgraduate students from a university in Hong Kong in the online EMI (English Mediated Instruction) courses. 31 participants finished the questionnaires related to anxiety and answer the open-ended questions about their feelings of online EMI courses. The findings demonstrate that foreign language anxiety and technological anxiety have a negative effect on students' online EMI learning experience. Furthermore, although learners indicates that they consequently experience anxiety, they also tend to overcome foreign language anxiety by practicing English as much as possible, and they hope the universities and teachers can arrange more technological guidance before classes helping to reduce the technological anxiety. Based on these main findings, the implications are provided regarding technological use guidance and awareness.


online EMI courses, foreign language anxiety, technological anxiety, online learning experience anxiety


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