I moved to Vienna in late summer, which has meant a lot of changes. One of the biggest is that as well as being a teacher, I’m now a language learner again! My German is only intermediate, and so far I’ve tried short evening courses, intensive courses and self study to try to improve. That last one is the most difficult for me. Whether it’s homework, revision, or wider reading, it’s always easy to become distracted from your learning and lose motivation.
My last couple of months as a student have reminded me how challenging it is to learn a new language, and I hope that that makes me a better teacher.
Whether you’re in a class, working with a tutor, or teaching yourself, here are my tips for staying motivated.