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Mohammadreza
Does this issue bother you too? The fact that you don't know how to say many simple sentences in your second language lets you down, doesn't it? It's of major concern to me at the moment. I enrolled in an English class and it is due to start within a couple of days. I'm worried about my deficiencies and what is most annoying is that I admit I'm not able to say many simple sentences. What do you think  I should do?
Aug 18, 2016 7:27 PM
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Actually MohammadReza, it doesn't bother me as much as I think I fear the 

embarrassment ;) In my case, it's my third language "Spanish", and there are

some words like (Euro/ Mexico), I seem to sweat over them and I hardly 

pronounce them right and at the end I start laughing at the funny way I

say them and try to avoid them. Of course Spanish isn't a language I need

to use to deal with others like English, so I understand your concerns when

it comes to English.


One thing that helped me improve my English when it started to be rusty,

is exchanging voice messages with my friend. At first I wasn't really comfy

speaking English with myself, but I was surprised that after a while I felt

more confident. Then after that I was confident enough to share one of my

records in one of italki's discussions, and for me this was a big step because

many people will hear me. Now I reached a point where I know that I've

many mistakes in my pronunciation, but I no longer fear using English in

my conversations, and I consider it to be a good start.


So how about you start a new discussion where you attach a 1 min. voice

record, and ask for native English speakers' opinions and advice?

August 20, 2016

Thank you MohammadReza, I just bookmarked the links to

check them later and see how I can benefit from them.

I like learning languages on my own to be honest, this is how

I learned English, but I would still appreciate it if you could tell

me who is the best Spanish teacher on italki from your own

experience, and please do so in a private message if possible ;)


Regarding your English recording, please consider opening

a new discussion when you post it and make it clear in the

title that you are seeking native English speakers' opinions

in your pronunciation, this way you'll get the response you 

need. I wish you all the best.

August 21, 2016
Whenever you learn a sentence or a phrase, please speak it out loudly to confirm you really understand it and can pronounce it smoothly. 
August 18, 2016
Hi Mumtaz! Many thanks for your comment and advice! I will record my voice within 3-4 days and post it here. Let's see how it turns out. :)

Regarding Spanish, I suggest that you use these websites. www.spanishdict.com - www.studyspanish.com - www.practicaespanol.com - www.cvc.cervantes.es/aula/lecturas/ - www.buscapalabras.com.ar/silabas.php. Hope you find them helpful as well! I also can tell you who is the best Spanish teacher on italki in my opinion, if you want.

Have a great day! ;)

August 21, 2016
Furthermore how to approach vocabulary to commit to memory is also a keynote in the course of learning English. 
August 19, 2016
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Mohammadreza
Language Skills
English, Persian (Farsi), Spanish, Turkish
Learning Language
English, Spanish, Turkish