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How to overcome the fear of speaking a new language?
Is it fear or shyness?
I felt them both. I took 1 year English course. However, what i learned from that course was just the basic of English. I was daunted in the beginning because i didnt believe myself i can do. Then i realized im learning. This gave me confidence. Then i started making foreign friends. Eventhough i felt shy to talk with them i overcame it with my Egyptian friend that i met here on italki.
Do you have your story?
May 9, 2020 10:34 AM
Comments · 23
@Galine Excatly! I had the same idea being perfectionist. I was like what if they laugh at me or underrate me. I shouldn't have any mistake. This is nonsense when it comes to a foreign language. Nobody expects you to speak perfectly. They even appreciate with your effort. We should look from this perspective.
May 9, 2020
For me the best way to speak without fear is practise a lot. Moreover it is interesting to be in an obligated situation, where you have to express your nececesities using the new lenguage. For example, living in a foreign country for a month, where you have to ask for supermarkets and other essential sites.
May 9, 2020
When I just started my language "journey" I was also not brave enough to overcome a language barrier. I was too perfectionist . I didn't want to make any mistakes, I wanted my speech to be nearly perfect. That was exactly what prevented me from feeling comfortable while speaking a foreign language.
After I started to practice the language more and meet new people abroad, I realized that speaking a foreign languge (even with mistakes, let it be!) opens a complelety different world to me. Try to practice more and don't be afraid to make mistakes, that's how we learn and start feeling comfortable!
May 9, 2020
Firstly, Understand the root of Problem then you will automatically get your answer. Some possible problems one might have of Hesitation, Shy nature, Lacking of Words, Fear of Judgement. Forget everything and be with you. It's all has to do with your subconscious mind .Master your mind otherwise it will master you.😉
May 10, 2020
I realized that fear is simply the price.
And each day that you practice makes the fear get smaller.
May 9, 2020
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