Have you been studying a language for a while? Are you still afraid to speak? Follow the Language Learner's Manifesto and become confident and fluent in your chosen language.
Repeat the following mantra daily:
"My goal is to be fluent. I can be fluent. My goal is not to be perfect. My goal is to be fluent. I can be fluent and still make mistakes."
First I must forget what I learned in school. I will make a fresh start. I will forget the rules of grammar. I will forget the quizzes and tests. I will forget all the times I made mistakes. I will forget what my teachers taught me. I will also forget my native language. I will forget who I am. I am a new person. I will make a fresh start. I will focus on things that are interesting. I will learn. I will have fun!
I will learn how to learn. I will listen a lot. I will let myself go. I will listen and let the language enter my mind. I will listen often. I will listen every day. I will listen in the morning. I will listen late at night. At first I will listen to the same content many times. Soon I will move on to meaningful content, subjects that interest me, things I love to listen to. I will listen to the meaning. I will listen to hear the words and phrases.
I will understand the language. I will understand what I hear and read. Only if I can understand what I hear and read will I be able to speak and write. Until I can understand what I hear and read, I will not be able to speak and write well. But there is no hurry. I will work on understanding. I will read a lot and listen a lot. I want to understand the meaning.
Every day is a learning day. Every day the language is entering my brain. I enjoy reading and listening every day. I study with energy and enthusiasm. I study interesting things and enjoy the language. If I enjoy the language, I will improve. I will let the language enter my mind. There is no need to push myself. I am getting better every day.
I will never say that I am no good. When I read and listen I will tell myself "nice job"! I will learn naturally and easily. I will be kind to myself. I will not be nervous. If I make a mistake I will say "never mind". If I cannot understand something I will say "never mind." If I forget a word I will say "never mind." If I have trouble saying what I want to say , "no problem". I will continue.
I will trust myself. I will be confident. Confident learners improve quickly. I will treat myself with respect. I will tell myself that I am doing well. I just need to keep going, no matter what. The more I listen and read, the more I will understand. The more words and phrases I read and listen to the more I will know. Soon I will be ready to speak and write well. I will take it easy. I know I will succeed. I will trust myself.
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