Why is listening in a foreign language always easier than speaking? Why does reading in a foreign language seem so much easier than writing?
That's because your brain is doing different work in each context.
When you listen and when you read, you are taking in information. You are receiving information, a passive form of using your new language.
However, when you speak or write, you are actively expressing your own unique ideas. Literally, you are creating and formatting new information!
This is why I encourage my students to practice speaking and writing as much as possible, whether it...