Benny Lewis challenges language learners to start speaking from day 1. Here at Speak in a Week people post their Day 1 videos. Inspiring. But I am still quaking in my boots. I am trying to work up the courage.
It still feels overwhelming. Come on, I have been studying Korean for months now, I should be able to open my mouth and make a brief introduction! My first reaction is panic, a desire to run to the textbooks, a wish to not speak until it has all been checked by someone else. Perfectionism! Fear of making a mistake. Got my throat totally closed.
Have you recorded yourself speaking Korean? If not, maybe you can take up Benny’s challenge.