Have you ever experienced that someone said something to you with brutal honest?
I'm writing down about my experience while studying abroad in Alaska. I'm currently in my senior year in my college and started to practice speaking English just 2 years ago. I studied English in Alaska for 7 months. I was supposed to be there for 10 months but I came back to Japan because of the virus. First couple months I couldn't convey what I wanted to say. That made me lose confidence. However, I gradually got used to speak English in halfway through. Even I realized I made a lot of mistakes, I didn't care about it because English is not my first language and I'm learner for good. In 6 months passed, my friend learning English called me. It's been a while and we were talking about what we've been up to. I really enjoyed the talking and I thought I could show him how my English improved, but the thing is happened. In the end, he seemed to want to say something so I said " Do you wanna say something?" Then he said, " Mmmm, I thought your English hadn't improved than I've expected." I was freaking out in my mind. He said my lack of vocabulary and simple grammar made him think so. I know he tried to encourage me to study harder the remaining time there, but I lost my all confidence that I built for a half year and his harsh word is still my mind. The thing is he hasn't stayed abroad for a long time so he don't actually know how difficult, how hard you learn a language in real world. Fortunately, I haven't seen him yet. Do you have experienced like that?