The Influence of Counsellor Trainee Support on Public Speaking and Foreign Language Speaking Anxiety in the Class Setting
This mixed methods study examined the influence of cognitive behavioral approach based counsellor trainee support on prospective English teachers’ public speaking anxiety and foreign language speaking anxiety in the class setting. The participants of the study included sixteen third year prospective English teachers studying at Trakya University. Both quantitative and qualitative data analysis revealed that the participants benefited from the counselling procedure. The study aims to trigger more interest on different forms of anxiety experienced by prospective teachers and motivate researchers to design interventions that will psychologically assist prospective teachers in their transition to the teaching profession.