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Jessica Rebekah
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Scatterbrain Language Learner - Am I the only one?

1. You decide on a language to learn with lots of motivation, interest and a number of reasons why you chose a particular language to learn.

2.  Plenty of resources on the internet from websites, applications, YouTube, lessons, courses, language exchange, etc. Great!

3.  You start off with one method but get distracted by other interesting, creative, unique and interactive methods and before you know it, you've already tried so many ways to learn a language and keep on discovering more and more ways to learn/study.

The end result...

You find yourself tangled up in a web frustrated and tearful as you can't seem to stick to one method and you're overwhelmed with too many things that you want to learn at once.

Anyone else had such experiences? If so, it would be nice if you could share it and how you overcame this problem (if you have.).

May 14, 2019 2:51 AM
Comments · 3

Complementing Conundrums

“We do not see things as they are. We see things as we are.”

Psychological projection in scattershot predisposition and being spoiled for choice.

Not trying to repudiate the validity of your assertions but how do you think grad students make it through university? You know.. It's not like dating guys, you won't be cheating on a currently adopted method by peeking a breath into a fresh, singular, appealing and novel methodology. It's like orchestrating the orchestra, only when everything falls in line is when the symphony metamorphosizes out of being a cacaphonic horror show. It's like finding focus in the overwhelming serendipity of the time-stretching liquidity of church bells.

Having said all this I can totally relate with the quagmire of falling prey to nonsequential self-tutoring regimens. For locking a solid grip on the grammar and vocabulary I started off with ' Mondly ' language learning app as a base to draw on. Duolingo for telling myself that it's almost redundant while I'm using Mondly. Yeah, but Duolingo does cover more languages than most. Some useful booklets on the nuances of grammar and elements of style. Some books from established series covering touristic, colloquial, slang and the regional dialects of the language. So, in essence not discounting redundancy, most reputed source materials have carved a well deserved niche.

Thanks :)

May 21, 2019
Sure.  I think we have all been there.  When I feel like that, I like to think about why I love the language and why I want to learn it.  Find something in that language that you can point to that can motivate you.  I have always been able to keep pushing forward.
May 14, 2019

Hebrew is a pretty simple language to grasp. Learn verbs' tables. This is extremely important, but when you are done with it, 50% of the work is behind you. Read and listen something simple, like news, for example. Increase your vocabulary not only with new words, but also expressions. After you have some basics in Hebrew, get a professional teacher. Don't waste your time on looking for language exchange partners and use help of native Hebrew speakers only. 

Good luck)))

May 14, 2019
Jessica Rebekah
Language Skills
English, Hebrew, Russian, Turkish
Learning Language
Hebrew, Russian