Add a little bit of alcohol and it does wonders for my willingness to speak. And I don’t quite care if I’m making egregious grammatical or syntactic errors in French… cos it sounded right in my head.
But this is a tactic that I do not plan on using again for quite some time.
Language. It’s great, but it’s a bitch. Add nervousness and awkwardness (plus a natural tendency towards silence) to a guy talking to you in French (who switches into English every now and then)... blahhhh voilà – I can’t come up with words in French or English, so I end up with some mumbled hybrid language and a burning face.
I’m like 3000% sure I seem like an idiot 99.9% of the time.
I’m taking a class this semester where I basically must speak in class… and while I know I need something like this, it’s just so harddddd…