Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles 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!