For as long as I can remember, ever since I had my speech teacher teaching me how to say the words I have had trouble with them. I have been corrected so many times, that at my age now it gets tiring at times. Don't get me wrong, it is good to be corrected when you get the word wrong. However being corrected at every line makes me feel like a child all over again. Particularly if it is the family who corrects me, which there are two people that mainly do it.
I find that interesting as not many of my friends corrects me that often as my family. I can't help but wonder if when corrected, do they do it out of respect, to be helpful or annoyed that it is not pronounced the way it should have been? I know when I get excited or nervous I tend to fall over my words. In those moment, I feel it matters more that the person knows what I am saying instead of them correcting me.
For instance, while I took my education to become an office assistant I had Spanish, which I've never tried before and yet I found I liked it. One day we were going to write down what the teacher read from a paper. This was after quarter of a year of Spanish with different teachers. Usually I know how to spell the words I might have trouble with, but Spanish was a whole different ball game for me. It looked like rubbish when I was done scribbling down what the teacher had said. However when she actually had looked at me, first with a confused look at my writing, instead of saying it was all wrong, she started reading it and it was like, she could see what I was missing. I had tried to write it as best I could. I have heard her reading and that is still a hard task, specially in another language. I did get a low grade, but she complimented me for trying to do as best as I could. And that mattered a whole lot to me.
Do you get corrected a lot if you don't say the word correctly? Do you ask them not to or how do you handle a moment like this...?
The Quiet Photographer