Bi Filof
Have you ever feel embarrassed as for talking in a foreign language with others?

I ask about this because it happens to me. More with French. In class I prefer not to talk in order to avoid making mistakes. I feel stupid without reason. But I know that I'm the one who will lose the opportunity.

Did/Do you feel like that at the beginning? How could you let this feeling go? Thanks for your opinion and time :))

May 24, 2014 9:47 PM
Comments · 14

I think this is an inevitable process when we are learning a new language. Before we master it, we have to practise it more so that make lots of mistakes. Just be brave and persist, embarrassment is not a big deal.

May 25, 2014

No, I never felt embarrassed. I dont think it has much use explaining you why.. But I am used to speak different languages on for example holidays since I was 11 or so. I am used to speak and not knowing all vocabulary and not knowing all grammar.

May 25, 2014

I never feel embaressed to talk with a native speakers. I am kind of enjoying making mistakes with them so we get an opportinity to laugh on ourselves :)

But on the other hand, I agree with Misaki, I don't like to speak infront of one of my family even though they couldn't understand me. It is weired and strange and I want to forget this.

May 25, 2014

I think it's natural to be embarrassed while talking to a native speaker. But I have another problem. I feel really embarrassed when someone hears me talking with a native speaker. For example, if a member of my family hears me speaking with a Japanese person, I feel embarrassed and I don't want to continue talking in front of him/her. Although none of them knows Japanese, so even if I made mistakes, they won't realize that and won't laugh at me! But it's impossible for me to talk in front of them!

 

Does anyone have the same problem? Or is it just me?

May 25, 2014

Yes ,i know.But this is a must.I always tell myself that i meed to persist or i will never get improved.

May 25, 2014
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Bi Filof
Language Skills
English, French, Romanian, Spanish
Learning Language
English