What are some strategies to stay committed to languages?
Ok so for a while, I was really making a lot of progress in Hungarian about a month and a half ago, but I wasn't able to keep up with practicing everyday. Because Hungarian is one of the hardest languages to learn and is not anything like the two languages I speak already, I did not retain a ton of the Hungarian that I learned (anything past basic phrases). This must have to happen to other people out there, so my question is what are some things you guys have done if you've sorta slacked off on a language? Thanks!
Revise lots. Above all else, keep the tree gold. If the tree is all gold, and you're still finding you're not comfortable, abandon doing new lessons for a while, and just use the strengthen skills tool. Once you're comfortable again, you can start adding new lessons again.
Well, in Spanish, I was really having trouble with past tense so I actually just clicked Redo on each lesson. Now it's really easy for me and works great.
When I am a bit bored with the lessons, I favor other tools like reading a novella, watching a TV show or a movie on Internet, listening to music, learning to make a traditional recipe all in the language I am learning,
Well, I just tell myself to keep going and stay motivated. Remind yourself to never give up! And if I start falling behind on a language, I just keep practicing. I will study certain words I have trouble with or make flash cards. Sometimes I will redo the lesson! Just keep practicing. Perseverance is key!
It's always good to remind yourself why you are learning Hungarian in the first place. Striving for that goal assist greatly, especially when it is more personal.
In addition to what was already said, there are language games you could do too. From board games, language card games, to online games like this: http://www.digitaldialects.com/Hungarian.htm
for Spanish I taped sticky notes all over my room. Example: on my wall I put "la pared" ("the wall") or on my desk I put "El escritorio" ("the desk"). also try watching shows with the Spanish subtitles on.