There are two types of learners: the first are those who don’t have difficulty in expressing themselves, even knowing that they make mistakes; the second type are those who fear to make mistakes and as a result they often remain in silence.
I would like to talk to the students belonging to this category and give them a piece of advice.
The first thing to remember is that it is inevitable to make mistakes when learning a language. If not, it would not make sense to attend a course. No one can think of facing a path of learning without errors, unless being a genius … (are you one of them ?)
On the other hand, the error, be it in pronunciation, grammar, syntax, etc is paradoxically helpful. In fact, an error followed by a clear and detailed correction helps the learner to understand his/her error and he thus won’t repeat it again. In my teaching activities I often induce my students to make “strategic “errors” in order to explain and focus on some points that may be critical. Statistically, very often these errors are not repeated again. Obviously, the learner must be receptive.
Moreover, do not be embarrassed towards your teacher at the idea of the to making mistakes in the pronunciation, in the conjugation of a verb, or in any aspect of language. You’ll never look bad (except if you repeat the mistakes after the corrections 🙂 No teacher worthy of being considered a teacher will laugh. His/her mission is precisely to provide all the explanations necessary to ensure that all the doubts and questions of the learners find all the necessary answers. Do not forget that the teacher is there to help you.
So, dear shy learners, you have to know that it is useful to make mistakes, don’t stay silent because of the fear of making a mistake, and always trust your teacher.
So talk without any fear and you will get good results !!!!!