Tag Archives: Public Speaking

Don’t Be Shy, Just Say Hi! How to Overcome Your Fear of Speaking in a Foreign Language


As language learners, we know we can’t gain proficiency in a new language without speaking it. And yet, talking to others, especially native speakers, in your target tongue probably seems to be the most daunting part of language acquisition. What if they don’t understand you? Or laugh at you? What if you say the wrong(…)

Bad Language Shaming: When Public Figures Get Public Speaking Wrong


It is a truth universally acknowledged that behind every well-meaning political figure attempting to extend an olive branch and speak English to the wider public is a nation of their own people ready to mock and smite their every badly-pronounced word and poorly-executed grammatical expression (Jane Austen, we apologise…). Imagine for a second, if you(…)