by Fernanda Carvalho
The other day I had an insightful conversation with one of my students about feeling shy and uncomfortable when interacting with people in English, whether in formal or informal contexts.
It reminded me of lots of moments in which I had felt the same way while interacting with people in groups.
Very often, I didn’t feel comfortable participating in conversations because I thought people would find me stupid, if I gave my opinion, commented on what they were saying, or even made a joke.
I felt terrible in . . .
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