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Why Perfectionism Will KILL Your Fluency

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Having PERFECT English may sound like a dream come true, but what does it really mean to have perfect English? Is it even a THING? Is there such a thing as perfect English?
And even if there was (and there isn’t) - do you think it serves you to strive for perfection, or does it get in your way?
In this episode I’ll discuss why striving for perfection when communicating in English (which means working relentlessly on your pronunciation and never feeling satisfied, beating yourself up on small and big mistakes, not speaking when you’re not sure what words to use) is a potential death threat to your fluency?
You don’t believe me?
Listen to the episode and let me know in the comments below what you think.

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????Where are you from? Tel-Aviv, Israel (I speak Hebrew)
❓ How did you lose your accent? I learned acting in NYC and acquired an #AmericanAccent. So I never really lost anything;) I talk about it here:
???? How can I speak like a native speaker?
First, you need to decide what your goals are. Are you looking to lose your accent so people won’t recognize that you’re not a native speaker? Or you simply want to speak with clarity and confidence?
Whatever it is, you need to know that a foreign accent is not a bad thing. It's a part of your identity. Of who you are. Your goal should be to sound clear and get people to do what you want them to do. You want to feel confident in your English voice so that you never let your English hold you back or prevent you from achieving your goals. Aiming to ‘speak like a native' creates an unfair expectation of yourself and can make you feel like you’re never good enough. #CommunicationOverPerfection #speaklikeyourself

At the same time, there’s a lot you can do to sound clearer and understand better the sounds of American English, pronunciation and intonation.

????????Do native speakers think you are American?
They usually do. But later in the conversation, they may detect a subtle accent. It depends on what I'm talking about and how tired I am. I don't care about it too much though, I'm a proud non-native speaker ✊
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