prettylittleliar got a reaction from moi_aussi in Feeling embarrassed whenever I try to speak French
I think it stems from high school, where you were forced to have awkward conversations with people and neither of you wanted to look too much like you were willing to "commit" to the course, but I have a deep rooted embarrassment when I try to speak French. I would like to join an evening class at my local college but I know that a level of speaking would be expected, even if not at first, and I blush and suddenly struggle to pronounce things that I know how to pronounce when I'm on my own.
I was wondering if anyone else has any experience of this and how you overcame it?
prettylittleliar got a reaction from Federico in Are you single language user, bilingual or multilingual?
If we're talking about 100% fluency, then I'm a single language user. I wish I could say I was one of the other two options though. If I could go back in time, I would start learning other languages at a very young age and hopefully by now by able to speak at least three or four languages fluently. It's such a brilliant skill to have.
prettylittleliar got a reaction from frankfurt in What motivates your Language Learning?
I love the idea of being able to talk to anyone, anywhere, simply by swapping a language to one we can both communicate in (even if only at a basic level). I'm fortunate that my first language is English as it is so widely spoken, but I don't want to be obnoxious and think that everyone else should learn my language to communicate with me, and not vice versa. I also like the idea of eventually being able to travel the world, or relocate to another country, without having to worry about how I will communicate important things in emergencies.
prettylittleliar got a reaction from Aki Moritani in Free Coupon for my Japanese Conversation course!
Brilliant! I have signed up and really looking forward to participating. Thank you so much for sharing.
I really like the idea of studying Japanese. It is a beautiful language to listen to, even though I don't understand what I'm hearing. My brother learned Japanese after becoming obsessed with some Japanese movies and cartoons, and now visits Japan fairly regularly. I would like to get a basic knowledge of the language and join him next time he travels