Have you ever encountered this feeling of no motivation to learn your target language, and/or almost gave up? How did you overcome this?
I feel like this is something a lot of students experience, but there is very little conversations about it.
When I was at university Chinese was one of my major, and we would learn very complex things such as writing contracts or essays, and it was SO difficult.
The pressure was really high and I even at some point disliked learning Chinese so much I didn’t want to hear about Chinese language or China at all, and thought every day about changing majors.
Then some life events made me pause my studies and I had to start working, thus not studying Chinese for about a year and a half.
And then interest in the language came back, and I even missed studying! So I started learning again on my own, and on my terms, slowly but steadily.
When I went to university again to finish my Masters the Chinese classes were still difficult but I pushed through, and now I study when I want, what I want and how I want.
It made me reconsider completely HOW to study, and especially made me realise that the university-style of studying was not for everyone.
Now I’m trying to learn Korean, and again: when and how I want to.
I’m sure I’m not the only one, if you feel like sharing your experience, advices and/or suggestions, please feel free to do so here
We can do this