Have you ever felt nervous speaking English, especially around native speakers?
If the answer is yes, this week’s episode is for you.
When I had just moved back to Israel, I had social anxiety.
I felt so awkward around people,
I felt culturally detached and totally out of place.
Everything I said sounded stupid and superficial to me.
I remember being a part of a small theatre group,
and as we sat in the van traveling to a show
I would pray that no one would talk to me.
And if they do, that I would not come across as this awkward joke that I was in my head.
Certain social situations can be intimidating to people, in any language.
The stakes are so much higher if you’re communicating in English as a second language.
In this video, I’m going to answer Nadia, who shared with me her fears and struggles in English, in particular, the fear of being judged and ridiculed because of her accent and mistakes.
In this video you will learn:
1. How to turn your thoughts around so you can become a confident speaker
2. How to get past the fear of speaking with native speakers
3. Three things you can do to improve your English performance even if you are afraid
Join the conversation! Share with us in the comments below this video?:
Have you ever experienced (or still experience) anxiety when speaking English?
And if have, how did you deal with it?