Comparisons of Some University-Students' Confidences in Speaking English

  • Nurhidayat Nurhidayat Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta
  • Muamaroh Muamaroh Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta
  • Sri Lestari Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta
Keywords: Self confidence, speaking


Confidence is an important aspect of language acquisition. Language learners who have confidence and good self-understanding tend to be more successful. This article attempts to elicit a confident comparison of Indonesian learners in the acquisition of English speaking skills. The research design used is descriptive analytic research. Subjects or participants of this study are undergraduate students of semesters 1 and 3 who take speaking materials at four universities in Surakarta. Instrument for obtaining data obtained through questionnaire. To obtain data on selfconfidence using The foreign language self-efficacy scale developed by Nezami, Schwarzer, and Jerusalem (1996) with some modification to conform to the situation of the foreign language class in Indonesia. The results showed that most students' confidence in speaking in English is at the medium level (69.3%). Only 15.6% who have confidence in speaking in English. While 15.1% of them have low self-confidence.