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Skip to 0 minutes and 4 seconds Speaking causes difficulties for students because most of them have anxiety so they don’t want really to speak, especially not with native speakers. And they have to get used to using the language and not translating into it from their first language because they many times they translate, for example, from Hungarian to English and then you have to remind them that it’s not the same structure so you can’t exactly translate the same. Speaking for me is not difficult because I don’t care about my voice, my mistakes, because I am that kind of person. But if somebody has too much expectation for themself or himself to speak, it’s not too easy.

Skip to 0 minutes and 58 seconds I did a few mistake because with the grammar it’s not so good and sometimes I did a few mistakes. In the real situation, sometimes I don’t know how to express correctly and when I’m thinking, the time run fast. And it passed, it of course change the passed, and my partner is waiting for my answers.

Challenges for learners with speaking

There are lots of reasons why learners might find speaking in a foreign language difficult. In the video, the teachers and students talk about some of these reasons.


Watch the video and decide which is the biggest challenge in your opinion. Share your ideas in the comments section.

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