No one is listening for your mistakes! How to speak with confidence

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You’re sitting at the table with a group of international colleagues, and everyone is speaking in English. You’d like to contribute more to the conversation, but the only thing you hear yourself saying is “uh-huh”, “yeah”, and “we can do that”. All these great ideas and sentences are floating through […]

Believing you can: Reaching your full potential as a learner

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“I can’t understand anything”   How many people have said this before about a language that they are learning? I’m sure almost everyone has said it at least once in their lives. Saying something like this is quite harmful for your success in learning. You may as well just shoot yourself […]

Being a good speaker is about more than just practicing. It’s about believing.

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We’ve already talked about the common difficulties people have of being tongue-tied and unable to speak even though they know what they want to say. This happens most often because of reasons other than language knowledge. Many people know exactly how to learn the language, and spend most of their free time doing exactly that, […]