Abstract：Anxiety is one of the most important affective factors that most pervasively obstruct the FLL, which attracts more and more academic concerns of foreign or second language teaching worlds. As the increasing requirement of communication ability, the students become more stressful with the higher degree of anxiety, they’re always too nervous, worried, or even frightened. Consequently, many students may experience great obstacles and are weak at accuracy and fluency of speaking.
The paper first summarizes some theories of foreign language classroom anxiety and then implements a survey in No.9 Middle School. The modified foreign language classroom anxiety scale is used (designed by Horwitz, 1986). According to questionnaire, the writer found that the language anxiety exist in rural junior middle school. They are communication apprehension, fear of negative evaluation and test anxiety, then author analysis the sources of anxiety in English learning in rural junior middle school.
Finally, for helping students reduce their language anxiety and improve their ability of using language, the paper gives some suggestions to reduce language anxiety.
Key words: rural junior middle school students; language anxiety; sources of anxiety