What makes learning hard for you?
For me as a beginner in Korean it's mainly a problem finding the right definitions and being able to see and look-up those grammar patterns..I wish LingQ would highlight and give definitions for grammatical aspects of a language..
Do you use a Korean grammar dictionary? You can customize which dictionaries LingQ shows you. Try adding a Korean grammar dictionary along with Naver dictionary.
thanks for your reply..I've tried to customize the dictionary but there's no grammar dictionary in my set..
It's called "Korean Grammatical Forms" and will show up when you have English set as the dictionary language :)
The hardest for me is bridging the gap between beginner materials and consuming native-level content unaided. A close second is finding people to practice speaking with at times that are convenient for me.
The hardest part of learning languages for me is finding the time to do it, and keeping the motivation for long enough to reach an advanced level. Apart from that, each language has its inherent challenges, and they're different for everyone, depending on your background (languages you already know) and your native language.
The fact that I'm not learning Korean is probably the biggest factor for me.
In regards to the languages I am learning, however... moving to Germany made all my non-German languages more difficult to learn, because I should be out germanying while I'm here. I feel like I'm already dramatically worse in Swedish and I've only been here for two weeks.
On the other hand, foreign languages are a thing in Germany. I've already heard Swedish and Japanese here and French is everywhere. When you live in a tiny, rural Nova Scotian town, you miiiiight hear French a couple times a year, if you're really lucky.^^
Moving to Germany obviously made learning German easier, but since I'm on an exchange program thing with my university, listening to my Canadian classmates' Denglisch all day is not exactly helping me.
Badische Akzente are also weird! But I'll schaff es.^^
Dont worry I don´t think your swedish is getting worse (maybe rusty like a three-day beard), actually a better foundation in german is going to help your swedish some, once you get back to it. Remember, that "don´t speak any swedish at all", is also a part of the swedish language (or the behaviour of its most frequented users). Swedes also go abroad and learn other languages and other things (some of them, even return home with a "hear me, I've been seeing stuff"-accent.
Hearing all of that Denglisch in your classes and around campus must be the worst!
I know you can't avoid your fellow Canadians in class, but outside of class, I would avoid them at all costs. I would take advantage and try hanging around only native German speakers as much as possible while I was there -- and insist that they only speak to me in German.
If I had the opportunity to speak with native speakers in other languages, I would do what a lot of polyglots say they do: arrange a certain part of certain days, like say, Wednesday evenings, to speak with, say, some of those native French speakers that are everywhere. Find out where they congregate and of course insist that they only speak to me in French. Or find out where all the Swedish students congregate and hang out with them on certain days, speaking only in Swedish.