@ Globalti – 10/09/2015 09:34 BST
You are clearly onto something there – the Brits being notoriously reticent/up their fundaments when it comes to “risking” making a mistake in another language. Beyond getting “lubricated” to remove the inhibitions, my other longer-term advice is try the local food as well and then dabble further afield with the locals (of whichever gender is your proclivity). There is – or so I am told – nothing like a bit of pillow talk to give your language learning a kick start,
Sorry, this is starting to read like an agony aunt column.