The Disconnect Between Speaking, Reading, and Writing

Language, Language classes, Language fluency, Language learning, Language skills, Speaking tests

Tips from a Language Lover

One problem I noticed early on in my language learning career was that I was always better and more comfortable reading than writing and especially speaking.

One problem I noticed early on in my language learning career was that I was
always better and more comfortable reading and writing than speaking.

I never really had much trouble writing short paragraphs and reading comprehension
exercises were fairly easy. Heck, when I had to write a research paper, my only
real concern was getting close to the required length.

But speaking was a completely different monster. Most times when I was asked
a question in class, I would respond with my go-to phrase “je ne sais
pas
” (I don’t know). Listening exercises were a special torture
because I was so used to hearing my classmates slowly pronounce every single
syllable with a weak to non-existent accent that hearing a native…

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