Learning a new language can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to speaking. For many English learners, shyness can be a major obstacle to overcome. It can be difficult to feel confident enough to speak in front of others, especially when you’re still learning the language. However, with the right support and resources, anyone can overcome shyness and become a more confident English speaker. 

One great way to overcome shyness when learning English is to join a speaking club. At Gallery Teachers, we offer a Speaking Club that provides a supportive and engaging environment for English learners to practice their speaking skills. Led by experienced English language teachers, the Speaking Club is designed to help learners build their confidence and improve their communication skills through a variety of activities and discussions on interesting and relevant topics.

Participating in the Speaking Club is easy – all you need is a smart device with a reliable internet connection. Once you’ve joined the meeting, your teacher will provide you with questions for one of the topics and divide you into small groups. After a brief introduction, you’ll have the chance to discuss the questions with your fellow students, exchanging ideas and insights in a collaborative setting. Our Speaking Club is designed to encourage you to feel confident and comfortable expressing yourself in English, while also providing valuable feedback from your peers and teacher.

So, how can you overcome shyness when participating in the Speaking Club? Here are some tips:

  1. Prepare ahead of time: Before the meeting, take some time to review the topic and come up with some ideas or questions to share with the group. This will help you feel more prepared and confident when it’s time to speak.
  2. Practice speaking on your own: If you’re feeling nervous about speaking in front of others, try practicing on your own first. Record yourself speaking on a topic and listen back to it. This will help you identify areas where you need to improve and build your confidence.
  3. Focus on the conversation, not yourself: Instead of worrying about how you sound or what others might think of you, focus on the conversation itself. Listen carefully to what others are saying and try to contribute to the discussion in a meaningful way.
  4. Take risks: Don’t be afraid to take risks and try new things. The Speaking Club is a safe and supportive environment where you can make mistakes and learn from them.

By following these tips and participating in the Speaking Club, you can overcome shyness and become a more confident English speaker. So why wait? Join the Gallery Teachers Speaking Club today and start improving your English speaking skills with the help of our expert teachers and supportive community.

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