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  1. This happens if the language is studied not as a single whole, but as a set of grammatical rules (tedious) and words (disconnected from the context). People are not computers. They should talk about topics that interest them in the language they are learning, watch movies, listen to music and radio, and read fascinating books.That is, they should immerse themselves in the language as a whole, and not in individual parts of the body.

  2. If you devote 10,000 hours to any activity, you can become an absolute pro in this area. But we're talking about less time, right? I actively use the rule that even 1000 (!) hours of classes can raise the level of knowledge much higher. Therefore, if you think that your level is not high enough, it means that you did not devote enough time to ensure that the result satisfied you, even if it is, by your standards, a long time. In any case, diligence does not mean correctness. You can cram words on a business topic and not be able to talk about art at all. Again, it all comes down to your criteria for” proficiency ” in the language. My choice is systematic regular classes that touch on all the features of the language being studied and bring pleasure . The result will come sooner or later, if you follow the criteria described above. In the end, if you suffer for a long time, something will work out!

  3. And you start not just “learning it hard”, but putting it into practice, already, at this stage. Let it be with errors for now, and let it be at a primitive level, but it will go much faster. Keep a diary in this language, not about lofty feelings and experiences, but about everyday things, tritely describing everything that happens to you every day, preferably in detail. Find a person you can talk to, not necessarily live, but it will be even better to start by using the Internet (correspondence is less stressful, you have time to think about what you want to say, look up dictionaries, etc.).

    You don't even need to go far – the vk is full of foreigners, many of them will even be happy to communicate, many of them register there just because they are interested in Russia and all that. So you can share interesting information with them. Well, I'm not talking about the Turks, of course, who are constantly adding themselves, and not about the seekers of Russian wives. I don't know what your language is, but about Spanish, for example, I can say with confidence that there are many Latin Americans in vk who are in love with Russia (often in one package with the belief that Putin is God and will save Latin America from Obama, etc.). The most important thing is to find a person with whom you will really be interested in discussing something, and not have a sluggish conversation about “how are you”. It is necessary so that you just can't wait to tell your idea to a person, this will serve as a “kick” to the search for how to do it! For example, when I was learning Spanish, I was constantly talking to a Chilean who didn't want to be fed bread, just let him argue about something (fortunately, the person was well-read and it was interesting to argue). A couple of months of such weekly verbal duels on Skype-the effect was much better than from a couple of months of daily university pairs.

  4. It depends on whether you already know any other languages. There is a theory that the ability to learn languages is also a kind of talent, so that what someone is given with half a kick, others stretch out for months and still in the end the result is minimal. But if you have already mastered some other languages, it may be due to the complexity of this particular language or the wrong method of learning.

    In general, from my own experience, I can say that for success in learning a language, it is important not just the desire to learn/ speak, but the goal-WHY to study. For example, the motivation “I want to study because the language is beautiful” or “to communicate with people from this country on occasion” works much worse than, say, “I need the language for work”, “I want to read all the books of the author, but there is no translation” or if you need to communicate in the language with a specific person.

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