Akhajam Saad Eddine
The main purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between anxiety and scholastic achievement among students of English department at the faculty of Arts and Humanities, Meknes. This study focuses on the level of anxiety among students who belong to English department and how they can reduce anxiety inside and outside the classroom in a foreign language speaking environment without instructors’ intervention. This is a quantitative research; it used two quantitative instruments that are Cattle’s anxiety questionnaire and achievement test. After conducting the research using questionnaire to test the level of anxiety among the respondents and using achievement test to measure their scholastic achievement, the results revealed that girls are more anxious than boys, boys achieve higher marks in scholastic achievement, and there is no relationship between anxiety and scholastic achievement. Therefore, students have to believe that the feeling of anxiety is a fact and it is a psychological feeling. Also Teachers have to come up with various strategies to reduce anxiety among their students.