Welcome to the first episode of French Blabla podcast where we will cover tips to increase your fluency while boosting your way of learning. In today’s episode, we will talk about a situation that every learner has faced at least once. It can be a real plague for some of us and prevent us from reaching our full potential. Today is the day you will discover how to overcome your fear of speaking.
In this Episode
- Reasons we get blocked and paralyzed when speaking a foreign language
- Why the recurrent advice “go face your fear” doesn’t work
- Why active listening will improve your communication
- 8 practical tips to definitely get rid of fear
One of the expressions we can use to do an active listening but also to sound more natural is “C’est-à-dire ?”. You will find more expressions in the PDF: Ep01 – Overcome your fear of speaking now – Active listening expressions
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We’ve all felt this way at one point in our learning journey. What are the situations when you feel anxious and blocked? What do you do to overcome your fear? I would love to hear about it.
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- “I CAN UNDERSTAND BUT CANNOT SPEAK”: LANGUAGE ANXIETY FOR ORAL COMMUNICATION
Azamat A. Akbarova, Ph.D., Hakan Aydoğan, Ph.D.c., Ali Doğan, Ph.D.c., Kemal Gonen, Ph.D.c., Enes Tuncdemir, Ph.D.c.
- Crookall, David & Rebecca Oxford. “Dealing with Anxiety: Some Practical Activities for Language Learners and Teacher Trainees.” Language Anxiety: From Theory and Research to Classroom Implication
- Coping with anxiety and Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Produced November 2010 By Lee Brosan Brenda Hogan Eloise Flight Jeanette Freyland Friederike Kult Emma Lightning Richard Van Heeswyk
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