Is it making a telephone call in French?
Is it speaking up in a group setting where everyone is speaking in French?
Is it ordering in French at a restaurant?
Take heart — you’re not alone. I think most of us struggle with things like this when learning a language.
But rather than shy away from what makes you uncomfortable, do more of that — a lot more of that.
If you dread making telephone calls in French, do it several times a day for a month. Don’t dwell over it. Just take your phone and make the call before you can talk yourself out of it.
When we accomplish the things that make us uncomfortable, we feel good about ourselves and we learn.
Do yourself a favour — study less, and go do what makes you uncomfortable instead. It will demand a lot more of you, but the payoff is huge.