Oct 03, 2021
1 mins read
I've been learning Italian for a few months now.
Things are going well, in general.
But there's one area where I'm struggling: speaking. I do repeat words and sentences I hear. And I even have whole conversations... in my own head. In fact, I'm pretty fluent in my head.
The problem comes when I try to have a conversation with an Italian person. A real one. Not one in my head.
Last Tuesday I joined an Italian event on Zoom. For learners. A chance to practice. I had done this several times before and I thought I was getting better at speaking. But then I stopped (too busy, holidays...).
So, I hadn't spoken Italian to a real person in weeks. And every time I opened my mouth, my mind went blank and I started babbling. It was so frustrating! After the session, I felt like I should apologise to the Italian language for treating it so badly 😅
Moral of the story? I need to speak more. To real people. Not to myself, in my head.
Do you have the same problem with your Spanish?
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