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  • When learning a new language it's easy to think, "I don't think I'm making any progress."

  • "What if I never reach my goals?"

  • We all get these thoughts from time to time, but are they worth being scared of?

  • What are the fears language learners tend to have the most?

  • And how can you learn to overcome them?

  • Here are the top four language learning fears according to our users.

  • Number one: "I'm not good enough to start speaking yet."

  • This is a pretty common fear or misconception that most learners have.

  • Here's how you overcome it.

  • The best way to get good at speaking is to start speaking from day one.

  • You need to open your mouth and just start talking.

  • If you think you're not good enough just focus on the lines you want to say.

  • Number two: "I'm afraid I'll never be fluent."

  • You've got to set small specific goals, make daily goals like having just a five-minute conversation.

  • As these small goals add up, we'll be speaking more comfortably.

  • Number three: "I'm not making any progress."

  • There are two things you can do right now: use the dashboard to track your progress.

  • Our dashboard shows how much you've accomplished, or try a harder lesson on our website.

  • The lessons come with line-by-line translations, and the hosts explain everything.

  • Now you can understand something you didn't minutes ago.

  • Number four: "I'm afraid of not understanding anything I hear."

  • This fear can occur when you hear advanced grammar and vocabulary, and it just goes completely over your head.

  • To beat this, simply read along with our line-by-line tool.

  • It's the best way to instantly understand advanced conversations.

  • Translations and scripts are right in front of you.

  • For real-life situations, learn useful phrases, such as, "Can you say it more slowly?" "I don't understand."

  • There's nothing wrong with saying that you didn't understand something.

  • So these are the top four fears and how to overcome them.

  • Luckily, we also have the perfect tools available to help you conquer your fears.

  • Sign up for your free lifetime account, no credit card required, and you'll get the best free online resources.

  • Don't let your fears stop you.

  • Start learning now!

When learning a new language it's easy to think, "I don't think I'm making any progress."

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