Most students like to follow. They wait till the teacher asks them a question, then they respond.
Occasionally, they might ask their teacher or classmate: “What do you think?”
The pattern is ‘teacher leads, student follows’ but then you go out into the real world, without practising your ability to lead.
This week why don’t you come to class, having chosen the topic you’d like to discuss? Choose what you most want to focus on.
Be ready to lead the discussion. Have some questions ready, and follow up on the answers in class.
Of course this should be easier to do if you have individual lessons or if you’re in a small group.
If you’ve paid to be in a big class, I guess you’ll continue to be a follower, especially if you are attending a traditional course.
But for those of you who know it’s time to lead more, it really has to come from you directly, and from your desire to speak effortlessly and to communicate freely.
Insist on it. It’s your turn to lead, it’s your turn to step up to the plate.