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Speaking is considered as one of the most difficult skills in learning a language since it involves language knowledge, competence and performance. Anxiety may experienced by language learners during speaking activity. This research aimed to reveal the perceptions of students’ anxiety in speaking classroom. In this study, the researcher used qualitative study as the research method with five students of private junior high school in Bogor as participants. In this study, the researcher used three main instruments there were; questionnaire, interview and observation to collect the data. The findings of the research indicated factors that influence the most in students’ anxiety are performance factors (100%), cognitive factors (80%) and affective factors (80%). This research also found that these participants used a strategy to deal with anxiety that was asking for help from teacher and fellow learners.