Why are you sorry?

Why do you say sorry when you make a mistake speaking a new language (or doing anything new)?

We are sorry when we hurt someone, cause them trouble, do something offensive.

Unless you accidentally tell someone to walk in front of a bus (and they do) - it’s unlikely any of the above is true.

Next time someone corrects you try ‘thank you’ instead.

You need their feedback to learn by doing.

To internalise language or any new skill.

The best way possible.

Tom Lavery

Underground English Scuola di Inglese, Bologna