No matter how much a person loves to learn new languages, there comes the time for everyone when he/she doesn’t have a will to learn. This is a completely normal period, which according to language phycologists, happens in learning a new language when a student comes to a difficult part for him/her.
Here are some suggestions we hope can help you in building a strong learning habit:
- Find out your learning style. We all have some methods we prefer or find them more useful, so this can be a perfect opportunity to find out which learning style best suits you. Do not expect too much of yourself, be patient.
- Make a timetable for one week. Write down from Monday to Sunday your learning activities, for example:
- Monday: Vocabulary- practice already learned words and phrases, and write down if you have any doubts or questions to aska tutor.
- Tuesday: Booked lesson
- Wednesday: Reading- choose on the internet and read some interesting articles from a field that interests you. Write down if you have any doubts or questions to ask a tutor.
- Thursday: Speaking- prepare 2 topics you want to speak to your tutor.
- Friday: Booked lesson
- Saturday: Writing- write down a sentence for each new word you’ve learned in class this week
- Sunday: Reward yourself
Note that this is just an example. You can make your own for one week ahead, 15 days, one month- it is up to you.
3. When you don’t have enough will to learn, search for motivating sentences and thoughts, write them down and put them in front of you. This way you can always see some motivation around you that can help you a lot.
4. Watch movies on language you are learning. There are hundreds of good and interesting movies that you like. This is the perfect way to practice, and to have fun, too.
5. After successfully finishing some section in learning a language, reward yourself, whether that is a free weekend, staying up late or playing games. This will give you a wind in your back to work even harder, especially when you know you go forward.