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Have you ever felt blocked when trying to understand a test-recording or suddenly been at a loss for words when writing an essay in a foreign language, even though you know you’ve studied these words before? Do you worry about not being able to pronounce or understand certain words correctly or feel anxious when talking to your tandem partner? If so, you might be suffering from Foreign Language Anxiety.
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Warning. This article is not recommended for all readers. Phobophobes and Hellenologophobes should refrain from reading further.
When learning a new language, fear can often affect the speed of our progress. As in any new task, it is common to feel a bit uncomfortable and insecure. But just how much does fear influence our performance?
Well, if your fears have turned into phobias, I would say quite a lot. If not, you might still be able to take advantage of the situation and use it as an interesting excuse! The next time your language teacher complains about your test results, try using one of the following language-related phobias as an explanation.