How to fight foreign language anxiety

How to fight foreign language anxiety

In today’s article I’d like to talk about a very common issue: foreign language anxiety. What is it? Foreign language anxiety is the feeling of unease, nervousness, and apprehension that we may encounter when using or learning a second language, generally because of both fear and lack of confidence. If you too are experiencing this type of anxiety, here’s the first good news: you’re not alone. Foreign language anxiety is more common than you think. The second good news is that you can actually do something to reduce the feeling of anxiety that overwhelms you each time a foreign language…

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How to overcome shyness in language class

How to overcome shyness in language class

We are all different. In a language class, you can find yourself surrounded by extrovert people, who start talking from the very first lesson – even if they have never learnt that language before – and by people like you and me, who prefer to stay silent and listen.We are the ones that are usually labeled as shy people. In reality, to be precise, also introverts tend to prefer this last behavior. However, being introvert doesn’t necessarily mean being shy. In fact, introverts are generally those people who prefer solitary activities to social ones. Shy people, instead, also feel awkward,…

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