It’s normal to experience some anxiety when speaking a second language. When paired with large class sizes and limited opportunities for practice during class time, however, this anxiety can limit a person’s ability to perform in the language classroom.
In order to become proficient in a second language, learners require extensive practice with the language such as with new vocabulary words and grammar.
The more learners practise the target language, the more fluent they become: language use becomes more automatic and natural.
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