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Getting over that confidence hurdle

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RE: Getting over that confidence hurdle

Postby punkgrl326 » Tue 07.17.2007 12:03 am

tanuki wrote:
You build up confidence for talking to strangers by talking to yourself? :/


1) Forget your English.
2) Go for a walk.
3) Tell strangers (in Japanese, of course) that you're Hungarian and don't speak English.
4) Practice Japanese!


I figured out a long time ago that I'm a wierd one, Tanuki :D Regerdless, it really has helped me get used to speaking Japanese and not just to myself but also with the few japanese kids that go to my school ;)
"Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one's self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily."

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