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Affective filter hypotheses which were discussed by Krashen (1985) are motivation, confidence and anxiety. As Krashen stated learners learn second language only if they get comprehensible input and if their affective filters are low enough to let the input get in. In this vein, affective variables are “emotionally relevant characteristics of the individual that influence how he/she will respond to any situation” (Gardner & MacIntyre). As Krashen asserted anxiety can be contribute to an affective filter, which makes the individual unreceptive to language input; thus, the learner fails to “take in” the available target language massages and language acquisition does not progress.

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