5 tricks to conquer your French-speaking nerves

Are you afraid to speak French? Relax, says language expert Camille Chevalier-Karfis in the second of her guides to learning, speaking and understanding French - and she has five clever tips to help even beginners get the conversations started...

It is normal to experience some kind of speaking anxiety when you are trying to express yourself in another language.

Why? Because language is an important part of who we are: it allows us to show our wit, our education, our sense of humour... We don’t want to make mistakes because we don’t want to look like fools. It makes total sense.

So, how do you get over it? Here are my five tips:

Simplify your sentences
You may not be able show off your wit in ...

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