Staying motivated

At the beginning of term you started with a bang but now you’re fed up with all the revising, the workload, the exams and everything else. We're here to stop your motivation meltdown with our great tips.

Try not to let your enthusiasm for languages completely fizzle out. Learning a language requires a certain amount of drive, patience and  enthusiasm. But when the going gets tough, it’s easy to lose sight of the end goal. So here’s a quick reminder about how great languages are:

  • They increase your memory.
  • They make you and your CV stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs.
  • People who speak more than one language earn more money.
  • Languages enable you to travel all over the world and meet some really amazing people!

Handy hint:

“Make it fun. If a task is boring or frustrating for you then find a way to make it more interesting and appealing to you and your learning style.”

Now you’re back on track, here are some ideas to jump-start your motivation:

  • Make it fun. If a task is boring or frustrating for you then find a way to make it more interesting and appealing to you and your learning style.
  • Retreat, but don’t surrender. If one method isn't working for you, then try a different one.
  • Set yourself achievable goals. When you reach these goals, you can see how far you have come and feel really good about your progress. You can always give yourself a reward when you reach these goals to help you stay motivated.
  • Eat healthily - foods like fruit, nuts and fish are great for your concentration and effective working.
  • Get plenty of sleep - this way your brain has enough time to fully recharge between revision sessions and you'll feel more refreshed.
  • Get some fresh air - being cooped up in your room 24/7 isn’t healthy either. Try and do some sport and exercise or just go for a walk.

If none of these seem to get you back on track, check out our help section to see if we've solved your problem there.