nevadac
Forgetting everything when talking to other people! Am I the only one that completely blanks out when trying to speak with others in the language I am learning (Spanish). I talk to myself all the time in Spanish and it sounds good to me:) As soon as I try to talk to a native speaker, I panic and forget everything and all that comes out is "ummm" "hmmmm" "ahhhh". 
Oct 7, 2016 1:02 PM
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October 7, 2016
"I talk to myself all the time in Spanish and it sounds good to me:)" this is interesting and I do that myself too. When I speak to native speakers I often pause and think for seconds just to look for a word I already knew. I guess it's just a natural part of the process and all we should do is keep practicing! 
October 7, 2016
You are not alone) Personally, I can't talk with people who doesn't want me to talk to them - I mean unfreindly people who pretends they don't understand me. In the other situations I cope pretty good, because when you talk to your friend on italki or to the kind people outside and suddenly forget the words - your speaking partner will help you, for sure. Just take a deep breath and make a big smile)
October 7, 2016
I usually end up forgetting everything regardless of the language I'm speaking haha, I just lose all train of thought and up doing the whole blank look "duhhhhh" thing too.
October 7, 2016

Lower your expectations. That not only means starting small, but you're also less likely to panic if you don't expect much.


October 7, 2016
nevadac
Language Skills
English, Spanish
Learning Language
Spanish