Language studies & making mistakes: How to deal with being corrected all the time …

Have you ever come across someone, a native speaker who you wanted to talk to in their language, and they kept interrupting you every single time you made a mistake, or they just reverted back to English whenever you took a little more time to gather your thoughts, not letting you express yourself and practice a little?

If so, this video is for you. I’m going to share with you 3 simple strategies that can help you deal with these scenarios and give you the courage and confidence to just go for it – no matter what.

You may be surprised that it’s quite a common problem: Colleagues responding in English when you’re clearly trying to communicate with them in their language, family members pointing out your mistakes and finding them super funny – I mean, it can be really frustrating.

It can make you feel embarrassed, ashamed, it might make you feel like a failure. And when self doubt starts to sneak in, you’re in trouble.

In this episode, I’m showing you three strategies that can help you tackle this problem.


Once you’ve had a chance to watch, I’d love to hear from you.

Did you spot any language mistakes I made in the video? If so, please do point them out.

But more importantly, how do you cope with annoying relatives and colleagues when it comes to making mistakes in their language, is there anything else that could be helpful and you’re willing to share? In terms of mistake correction, what’s worked for you?

Let me know in the comments below.

Share as much detail as makes good sense. Your story may provide a possibility of hope that someone else really needs.

Important: share your thoughts and ideas directly in the comments. Links to other posts, videos, etc. will be deleted as they come across as spammy.

Looking forward to hearing your voice on this one.


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