Have you ever found that you start an activity full of determination and energy and as time goes by, you slowly get more and more discouraged? Maybe some aspects of that activity are more complicated than you expected or the emotion from the first moment has been lost.Losing motivation can happen with many things in life: a career, a job, physical training, relationships, and so on. And, if it can happen with all these things, why should it be strange to lose the motivation to study a language? So, the first thing you should know is that you aren’t alone. Many people find themselves unmotivated at times.
Why do we get discouraged? There are several reasons for this. Keep in mind that everyone is not necessarily affected by the same things. It could be your study method. It can be tiring to spend a long time studying, whether you’re self-taught or attending a class in an academy with fixed schedules. Your class or teacher may go slower or faster than you need. Maybe they don’t follow the same pace at which you would feel most comfortable. This can quickly become frustrating and is one of the reasons that many people leave their studies. Maybe you’re having trouble seeing the reasons why improving your language level is a good idea. This may be because you’ve lost focus, because your life has changed or, simply, because your course isn’t showing you the benefits of proficiency in this language.
How to Stay Motivated When Learning a Language?
Experts recommend that you shouldn’t do it alone. Just as there are many unmotivated people, there are also many who keep their motivation from the first day. That motivation is contagious, so take advantage of it! Now you might say, “But I’ve been studying in an academy surrounded by classmates,” “I don’t seem to fit into the group,” or “I don’t have the time to continue with these fixed hours.” One good solution for almost all those problems is an online course. This is currently the way that thousands of people are choosing to learn around the world. Studying online allows you to adapt the classes to your schedule and free time. At the same time, you can still take advantage of having follow-ups from a teacher and meeting other students. Unlike studying alone and only with books, you can find excellent options online. One example of this is the grammar videos that make learning more straightforward and dynamic. There are even free video classes out there which you can use to explore this new methodology.
So don’t give up so easily. Just give it a try.
What else can you do to not let you get unmotivated when learning a language?