IWTYAL 003: How can I stay motivated in my language learning?

Welcome episode 3 of the I Will Teach You A Language podcast!

In today’s episode we feature a question from Adam: “How can I get back on the horse and keep myself motivated after a bad week of learning?”


In this episode:

  • What does it mean to “fall behind” in your language learning?
  • Are your expectations realistic?
  • Does it matter if you don’t study for a week?
  • Whenever you find yourself getting frustrated, try being kind to yourself
  • You can’t control how much you learn
  • Learning is not linear
  • Why taking a break can be a good thing

Some specific tactics for staying motivated:

  • Make sure you have a schedule and routine
  • Do something different, add some variety to your routine

Today’s quote

“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.”
– Winston Churchill

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