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Why students sometimes don't like speaking English in class.

Students are sometimes resistant to speaking only English in class.  There are many reasons for this, but here are the most common.  The solutions to these problems vary from class to class and student to student.  What solutions can you think of to these problems? 

    • It’s easier to speak my own language
    • The teacher always corrects me when I say something.
    • I don’t want to make a mistake in front of the whole class.
    • It’s not ‘cool’ to speak English.
    • The teacher is only pretending not to understand my language.
    • I can’t say what I want to say in English, so I need to use my own language.
    • The teacher can’t hear me anyway.  Why should I bother?
    • It’s stupid to try and communicate in English.  It’s much easier to communicate in the language we all understand.
    • I have no reason for learning English so trying to speak it is a waste of time. 
    • I don’t want to practice speaking English with people who speak my language.  I only want to practice with the teacher. 


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