What to do when you’ve hit a language slump:
(or that inevitable moment when you’re either unmotivated or you feel like all of your work is for nothing or you think maybe learning this language is silly) (spoiler alert it’s not):
-Listen to music in the language. Listen to how cool that music is; wouldn’t it be awesome to be able to sing it and understand what you’re singing?!
-Go watch some tv shows or movies in the language. Wouldn’t it be freaking awesome to be able to watch it without all the subtitles? And sometimes subtitles can be inaccurate (if only slightly); you can watch with the accurate storyline!
-Read a book that has something to do with the language. Is there a character that speaks the language? Does it take place in the city/country where the language is spoken? Just…soak it all in; it’s cool right?
-Take a break from grammar and the usually stuff and do something fun with it (whatever that may be). Look up some pretty vocab, some aesthetic posts, random idioms, etc.
-Listen to someone speak the language. Sounds beautiful, right? Wouldn’t you like to be able to do that and converse like that? Wouldn’t it just be the most amazing experience to go somewhere where people speak that language and you can speak it right back?!
Point is: Everyone gets language slumps; it’s completely normal. But I promise your work has not been for nothing. It will (and already is) paying off