Lack of motivation (or loss of it) causes most language learners to quit. It doesn’t matter if you’re clever, have a good memory, or amazing materials: you won’t be successful in becoming fluent if you quit. That’s why I stress about the importance of keeping track of your progress. You may do it through a language journal or something else. It’s essential, though, to have a clear vision of why are you learning a language and what are you doing to achieve this goal. Speaking of goals, learning a language is a pretty big one, isn’t it? It may be intimidating to look at it. It is also a pretty vague goal. Most polyglots suggest that it is better to break it down into achievable mini-goals. I agree with them and today I'm going to explain you why. “I'd like to learn Spanish one … [Read more...] about Are you SMART when it comes to language learning?