How to Feel More Confident Speaking a New Language

Wish you were more confident when speaking your target language? Do you feel like you have a pretty good grasp on the grammar and vocabulary but can’t seem to say the right words or when it’s your turn to talk, you just can’t? It may not be a problem with your language abilities at all. It could all be based in your level of confidence in this language. So what can you do? Read below to learn some key steps you can take to have better confidence in speaking your new language.

confident woman ready to speak a new language

First, I want to tell you that not feeling confident when speaking a new language is completely NORMAL. This is something almost everybody goes through, so when you’re watching those Youtubers speaking their new language after 48 hours with native speakers and it’s amazing, just know that this is the exception, not the rule.

Most everyone feels nervous speaking a new language, and it can stay with you for a long time. I have been learning French and Spanish for over 10 years and I still get nervous sometimes. But, now that I’ve learned some tricks, those nerves don’t mess with my ability to speak and have a conversation.

So, what are these secret tricks to getting past the nerves and speaking well? Keep reading to find 8 suggestions for boosting your language-speaking confidence.

two women practicing speaking a new language with notebook at a desk