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I Need Motivation

I'm getting nowhere in my Spanish tree. I really want to learn the language but just can't find the urge to do so. It's not like I don't have the time-I can practice at least 30 minutes a day, I just don't. Any tips to keep morale/motivation high?

4 years ago

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You should follow active users here. That's my motivation. I keep trying every week to reach top 5 and now No.1 on my own scoreboard (so far I still have not reached it)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/duolinguo

I'll sum it up for you tomato, first of all, the ability to speak another language will help you INCREDIBLY in finding a job, and I mean seriously! Second, there is nothing better than going on vacation someday to a place where Spanish is spoken, and being able to have a discussion in Spanish. Believe me, I have experienced this first hand. And another reason, for yourself, knowing another language makes many things such as school work much easier, as SO many common words in mathematics, music, and English originated from a romance language (eg. Latin). Which is very similar to Spanish. Hope this helps! :D

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JessieKaye

Here's a discussion I wrote a while ago

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/1162434

Hope it helps! :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Eriklover555

What I did is get a few Spanish language copies of my favorite books (movies work too ^^), and I keep it by my computer to remind me that soon, I could be reading and watching my favorite things in two languages. Better yet, find something you've always wanted to read/see, but get a Spanish version - that way, you have more of a reason to learn.

4 years ago

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Do a competition with a friend or another Duolingo user. Whoever gets the most points in a week gets 50 lingots...

4 years ago

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I've found myself in these situations too. I try to use Duolingo everyday but with work and everyday life it's hard to find the time. I would suggest trying to find something else that works better for you. Even if it's practicing a couple things on Duolingo for 5-10 minutes and find every moment possible to squeeze a few minutes in...your lunch break or even on the toilet! What worked for me in the past were audio lessons. Instead of listening to the radio during my commute I would just play audio lessons. Pimsleur is a good one that I would recommend.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lydkendi

Cannedtomatosoup...lol

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NichitaG

this person needs motivation not insultationXC

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/johnabel_

protein shakes! they get you fully pumped for languages! i would also advice linguascope! its a great site and combined with kerboodle it can be a perfect dynamic method of learning for you! hope this helps

4 years ago

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Find a BF or GF who speaks Spanish.

4 years ago

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I agree! I'm learning how to speak german because my boyfriend speaks fluent German and he tells me things in German all the time and I'm like "what the heck are you saying?!", so having a significant other can speak another language you will be motivated.

4 years ago

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Try to immerse yourself in the language as much as possible, whether it's watching Spanish TV, participating in Spanish discussion boards, talking to people, etc. It'll really demonstrate how much better you're getting, and imo, results are the best motivation.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ndilekli

I always think motivation is like the sine (or cosine) function. It will periodically go up and down. It is unrealistic for a person expect his/her motivation will be up all the time. So I don't worry too much when my motivation goes down. What I do is to make sure I study more when my motivation is higher to make up for the down times.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mr.Riceball

My motivation is that some day, if I wish to travel the world, I will be able to speak the native language and not have to lug around a dictionary with me! Also, people who speak more than one language are often offered high-paying jobs (instead of only being able to serve customers in English, you will be able to do so for those who speak Spanish, German, etc.).

Make this into kind of a game for yourself. If you finish a specific amount of studying, reward yourself! It may sound silly, but this does trick the brain into becoming motivated into doing this kind of work. Rewarding yourself could be anything from eating something to going somewhere or purchasing something you like.

That's about all I've got :P Best of luck!

-Mr. Riceball

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NichitaG

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. -Og Mandino

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