Episode 42: 3 Quick Tips For Getting Unstuck In Your Languages


19 June 2023

11 mins 47 secs

Season 3

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About this Episode

In today's episode, I share my top tips for what to do when you feel stuck in your languages. It's totally normal to reach a point where you don't know what to do next, what to study, or you feel uninspired, your motivation is dipping, and you feel like your learning is getting stagnant. This can happen at any point in your language journey, and I think the strategies I share today are useful at every level. Or at least, learners of all levels can find some inspiration here. Listen in to discover what I do when I'm feeling stuck, and I hope it sparks some ideas for yourself to get creative and build your own strategies that work for you.

There is so much good advice out there for what to do when feeling stuck, and I know my methods aren't for everyone, so I won't leave you hanging on my words. You can find more tips, tricks, and strategies used by other language learners here:

Podcasts: (any episodes that link to Spotify can also be found on any other podcast platform)
The Language Confidence Project: (these episodes and MANY more!)
S1E5: Stop planning and start starting!
S2E13: Don't let the intermediate plateau scare you
S3E45: Do the thing you're avoiding
S4E14: When doubts are derailing your studies
S4E26: What decisions are you not making?
The Fluent Show:
Episode 115: Notes From An Intermediate Speaking Dilemma
Episode 136: Frustrated! What To Do When You Just Can't
Episode 149: A Language Learner's Guide to Mindset, Mantras & Emotions
Episode 193: How To Reach Higher Langauge Levels
Episodes from other wonderful pods:
The Future Is Bilingual Ep. 51: Spice up your language learning routine
Language Chats Podcast: Ep #076 - Help! I'm not a beginner anymore: Navigating the intermediate language learning stage

How to ENJOY language learning when you're stuck, by Language Travel Adoptee
How to get UNSTUCK in Langauge Learning, by soundlyawake
How to Get Unstuck in Language Learning, by Luca Lampariello
How to get unstuck in your language learning, by Multilingual Mastery

How to Break Through a Language Learning Plateau, by Shannon Kennedy of EuroLinguiste
If You're Feeling Stuck Learning a Language," by Mathias Barra on Medium.com
The Dreaded Language Learning Plateau: How to Rise Above It, by Meredith Kreisa on FluentU

Links from this episode:
Ultimo on Spotify and YouTube Music.
National Geographic in German here
National Geographic in Italian here
Stivale Italiano podcast

Where to find me:
Love, Joy, and Languages Blog
All podcast episodes can be found here.
Instagram: @love.joyandlanguages
Twitter: @LoveJoy_Lang