Language fear: are we scared of making mistakes in foreign languages?
Posted on February 28th, 2014
Does a fear of making mistakes hold you back when speaking a foreign language? This is the question I asked at the No Island is an Island conference organised by the European Commission in October 2013.
Adam Marshall from the British Chamber of Commerce pointed to cultural differences between the UK and USA: he thinks the emphasis on public speaking and performance in US schools lays the foundation for language confidence: