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A phobia is an anxiety disorder aroused by a particular object or circumstance to the point where it severely restricts your life. 

English as a Second Language (ESL) phobia is the feeling of unease, worry, nervousness, and apprehension experienced in learning or using ESL.

What Are The Theories Behind This Worksheet?

  1. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) 

CBT is a type of psychotherapy used to help individuals identify negative thought patterns, learn how to regulate responses to anxiety-producing situations, and develop healthy coping strategies. 

CBT has successfully been used to develop practical ways of dealing with phobias.

  1. Exposure Therapy

This behavioral therapy is designed to help patients manage problematic phobias by exposing them to situations that cause distress.

  1. Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) Therapy

ERPT gradually and repeatedly exposes patients to uncomfortable thoughts, images, situations, or feelings while keeping them from engaging in compulsive and avoidant behaviors they would turn to cope with.

How Will This Worksheet Help You?

This worksheet will help individuals learn how to overcome their ESL fears and anxieties by developing different techniques and interests in learning English.

How Should You Use This Worksheet?

Individuals should use this worksheet when they experience nervousness, unease, or apprehension in writing, listening, reading, or speaking in English.

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