IronMike wrote:rdearman wrote:Recently I've been considering packing in language learning. I don't really get a lot of pleasure out of it, and there isn't much utility in it for me either. But then again doing rust programming and electronics isn't particularly useful to me at the moment either.
When I get like this, besides "packing in" the learning part of it, I shift to just pleasurable reading in the L2, whichever one I'm not currently annoyed at. And then I spend lots of times on other projects (I am a scanner, after all, right Jeff!). This lasts as long as four or five months, but most times less. Probably because the work-required language test is annual, and that language proficiency pay keeps me studying!
Well, recently I posted a bunch of videos on my YT channel about the electronics stuff I've been doing during the lockdown. This was mainly an exercise in public accountability. I've had similar feelings about that stuff, so I figured people invested enough time in wading through those videos would want to see a final result. So it has made me more motivated to get stuff working.
I don't really have anything like that for languages, although the language exchanges do make me keep in touch with the languages. I got burned out on the super challenge. I need to think of something that will motivate me to study, or read.