Today a student told me something that really pleased me. She said that she had seen 3 foreigners in Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture recently while on her way somewhere. She approached one of them, a woman, and asked her where she was from in English. The foreigner answered in English, saying that she was from Poland. My student said something else to her in English and then was on her way.
My student was happy to have been able to communicate with the foreigner. I am happy that English allowed her to do that and also really happy that she approached the foreigner and started the conversation! That’s communicative confidence and that’s what I coach as a Coach of Communicative Confidence at Smith’s! Hearing a story like this makes me proud of what I do.