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How To Overcome the Fear of Speaking a New Language!

Ranger
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I recently found out that my friends mom, who is from Spain, actually knows English but she was too afraid to speak it around fluent speakers. I feel like I can relate because for a while I was embarrassed to speak any Spanish because I did not know how to pronounce certain words and I could not roll the "R". :)


I would like to share this article I recently stumbled upon about how to overcome the fear of speaking a new language. In the article there are some great tips to try if you or someone you know is afraid to speak a new language to someone who is fluent.


https://www.fluentin3months.com/fear-of-speaking/


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Dwarf
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I was afraid of speaking a foreign language before with native speakers. But as I grew older I stopped caring for what other people think about my language skills. They should be happy I evem try to have a conversation in their native language. I am always happy to meet someone who is learning my language even if they make mistakes or have an accent. 


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Elf
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Very helpful. Thanks for sharing

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Ranger
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Aileen.Cortes wrote:

Very helpful. Thanks for sharing

You're welcome! :)


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Ent
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Khadijah.Davis wrote:
In the article there are some great tips to try if you or someone you know is afraid to speak a new language to someone who is fluent.
https://www.fluentin3months.com/fear-of-speaking/

Here is a typical pep talk from the actual owner of that site, Benny Lewis:

https://www.fluentin3months.com/speak-it/

I'm reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

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Ranger
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leosmith wrote:

Khadijah.Davis wrote:

In the article there are some great tips to try if you or someone you know is afraid to speak a new language to someone who is fluent.

https://www.fluentin3months.com/fear-of-speaking/

Here is a typical pep talk from the actual owner of that site, Benny Lewis:

https://www.fluentin3months.com/speak-it/

Great! Thanks for sharing!


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Hobbit
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When I was in school, I was facing the same problem "Fear of speaking english in front of others". So, He gave me an advice to practice in front of mirror, that is how I overcame the fear. 

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Sourabh.Kumar wrote:

When I was in school, I was facing the same problem "Fear of speaking english in front of others". So, He gave me an advice to practice in front of mirror, that is how I overcame the fear.

Great advice! Thanks for sharing! 


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