I was in a work meeting recently and someone mentioned mentioned they couldn't do some sort of write up in a proposal review due to their "language barrier". They did not want to insert incorrect feedback since her words may not reflect the same way from her original language to English. Her saying she had a "language barrier" stopped me in my tracks. It took me back to my own experiences of learning English and having language barriers. However, I never saw it as a barrier. I know I messed up many words and phrases in the English language but the more I messed up, the more I got to learn. I never made it a reason to not try something. If I knew I lacked in it, I would mention English isn't my first language and can someone help me find the right phrase, that is only if I knew I couldn't figure it out on my own.
I go more into this topic on my podcast.