台灣的恐懼 Fear and Loathing in Taiwan

更新日期:2019年6月28日

The English version is below. ⬇⬇


將羞恥變成好成績


我們小時候都有很多恐懼,最常見的例子就是怕黑。身為小孩的我們深深地相信黑暗會傷害我們。現在回頭看,恐懼能創造出完全不理性的行為反應,它也可以是你長大後就不再怕的事。


面對害怕犯錯,台灣創造了另一個反應:羞愧,也就是我們常說的丟臉。害怕犯錯所帶來的羞愧感,在一些領域中是一個很大的優勢,但同時抑制另一些領域的成長。令人敬佩的是,台灣學生將這樣害怕犯錯的羞恥感轉換成為紮實的讀書習慣,這進而幫助台灣經濟起飛的成形。


「這麼說?」你也許會問。


因為文化的演變,台灣學生在理工科領域非常傑出的表現。他們因為精通以考試為基礎的填鴨式教育,讓台灣在科學、科技、工程與數學方面有很好的表現,這些成就也進而帶來台灣的經濟起飛,讓許多其他亞洲國家望塵莫及。


但是當談到學習語言,這個羞愧所帶來的反應是一個阻礙嗎?


​你必須知道的是,恐懼是自發性的,它是可以被管理的與被征服的:我們可以選擇面對恐懼,經過一次又一次的奮戰,我們終究能戰勝它。所以如果你想要克服與母語人士說話的恐懼,也是一樣的:透過完全的投入多面向的英語練習(為了全方位提升你的英語能力而設計的英語練習),所以的恐懼終究會被信心所取代。



簡單來說:練習+時間=成功


Infinity Key 訓練系統會用不同的方式帶領你及挑戰你,讓你勝出這場與恐懼的奮戰,但是最終還是要由你做出這個決定!我們會給你所有戰勝的機會,你只需要投資你的時間。​



如果你想要說一口流利的英文,第一件事就是要克服使用英文的恐懼。我們都希望這就像是開燈關燈一樣簡單,但很遺憾的是這些恐懼是根深蒂固的,有些甚至是在孩童時期就開始的,所以我們需要更清楚的了解「你究竟害怕的是什麼?」


在 Infinity Key,我們相信是這兩點佔有很大的比例:犯錯與負面的關注。


很慶幸的,「解鎖關鍵」出奇地簡單,要得到全方位的英語自信力並沒有你想像的遙遠。


( Anna Liang 譯 )


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Fear and Loathing in Taiwan


Turning Shame into “A”s


As children, we have a plethora of fears. Fear of the dark is one common example. As children we’re absolutely sure that it would do us harm. We look back now and see that “fear” response as completely irrational. Fear can be outgrown.


Taiwan has created another response to the fear of making mistakes: Shame. Loss of Face. This sense of shame has become so manifest that it inhibits progress in some areas while proving truly advantageous in others. It is admirable how Taiwanese students have been able to transfer this sense of shame over mistakes into stalwart study habits. And it has paid off in helping shape Taiwan into the modern success story it has become.


How, you may ask?


Students in Taiwan have been culturally evolved to excel in the STEM fields. Taiwanese students’ proclivity for cramming for tests has shown great results in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Few countries can compete and Taiwan has parlayed that success into a robust economy which is the envy of many other Asian countries.


When it comes to learning languages, does this shame response become an actual handicap?


The point is, fear is autonomic, but can be controlled and conquered. We can choose to face our fears and yes, over time, we can vanquish them. So the solution of how one can overcome the fear of conversing with native speakers is related in this way: By fully committing to, and engaging with, a variety of English experiences designed to target the entire complement of skill sets required to succeed, all fears will soon be overcome and replaced with confidence.


Simply put:

Practice + Time = Success


Infinity Key will guide you and challenge you in many ways to help you win out, but ultimately, it is up to you. We will give you every opportunity to win. All you have to do is put in the minutes.


If only it was as easy as flipping a switch. Getting over the fear of using English has to be the first priority in ultimately helping you achieve any dreams of fluency.


Unfortunately, these fears run deep and will take more than an acknowledgement of their existence to vanquish them to the nether regions of memory. We need to start with defining just what it is you are afraid of?


At Infinity Key, we believe it is a combination of two things: fear of mistakes and fear of unwanted negative attention.


Fortunately, “The Key” is surprisingly easy. Confidence in English, and by extension, in all you do, is closer than you think.

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