Foreign Language Anxiety & How We Conquered Them

Did you know that Foreign Language Anxiety is an actual phenomenon? There are articles all over the internet about it. Watch our video to find out the six biggest anxieties we’ve had as we learned German.

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Real Fears of Speaking German

Foreign Language Anxiety is something foreigners experience while living and being immersed in a foreign culture. We didn’t anticipate feeling as much anxiety as we have this past year of speaking and learning German! It can be quite a challenge to work through the fear and be brave enough to speak and try anyway.

In today’s video, we share six ways speaking German while living in Germany has, well, freaked us out, plus how we overcome the fears and speak anyway! And please note some of these are challenges that anyone living in a country with a language that is foreign to them could be experiencing.

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Our Story

In February 2021, we packed up our American family of six, with four kids ages 11 and under, and moved halfway across the world to Germany to follow our dream of living in Europe again! When we were first married, we lived for two years in France and fell in love with the European way of life. Moving to Germany has been a whirlwind, especially with four kids in tow, but we’re already growing stronger and better from the experiences we are having. It has NOT been easy, but that’s how it usually is in life when you go after your dreams!

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