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How to become fluent without leaving the country

Hello, guys.

I just discovered about italki and hope to get some help with my english.

I did many english courses since I was 12, but I never fell secure anought to use english without being nervous, specially at work. I love the language and I know that I´m capable of communicating, but I just stuk when I´m face to face with a situation.

What can I do to be more confident?

I read books, watch series and movies in english, but don´t have english partners... this is a problem itself.

Any tips?

Feb 22, 2018 8:10 PM
Comments · 12

Speaking in English is rather like swimming. You can look at as much theory as you like but there is no substitute for doing it.

The way to become confident is to start and realise you understand more than you expected.

Try to find someone patient to talk with.

A couple of minor corrections while I am answering;

felt secure enough..    fall fell fallen    feel felt felt

I just get stuck...

Everybody learns a language by making mistakes. Nobody here will expect you to speak perfectly.

February 22, 2018
Need to improve your confidence , it is so important, you need to feel yourself relax, safe and then you will be speaking English clearly and fluently under face to face conditions.
February 22, 2018

Não tem de que Thayse. Estamos aqui para ajudarmos um ao outro !

Nothing to be mentioned  Thayse. We are here in order to help each other!

: - )))

February 22, 2018
Where are you from? I'm from Mexico and I have the same problem but maybe we can practice more and more to improve our conversation. I made a group in WhatsApp with people are interested to speak freely and the idea is share time maybe meetings to practice and feel more confident like you say.
February 22, 2018
That's the same for me.
If you are looking for a partner in order to practice. Pls add me as a friend.
February 22, 2018
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