10 Reasons Your Language Project Is Failing And What You Can Do About It


Language learning isn’t an easy process for most of us. It requires a ton of dedication, practice and patience. Sadly, many learners never manage to get past the elementary stages of a language learning project. Citing any number of hangups or pitfalls, they eventually give up entirely.

I’ve created this infographic to show you some of the reasons why you may be struggling to stay on top of your language project and some things you can do to avoid them.


We have so many reasons why we can’t learn a language that it’s easy to lose sight of our longer term goals. However sticking to this list may help you maintain your focus and boost your progress.

What about you? What holds you back the most from success in your learning projects?



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  • Great article! Another free resource to learn a language is WeSpeke, a global community designed to help users learn languages through exchanges with native speakers.

  • Hi Cathy!

    Thanks for your comment! I’ll definitely have to give WeSpeke a look.

  • very interesting and very true! Even though I love Italian, I sometimes struggle to motivate myself to learn it. this article helped me to look at things from a different angle : )

  • I’m thrilled to hear it!

    Motivation is, at least in my opinion, the strongest factor behind language success. We all struggle with it – myself included (myself especially).

    Not too terribly long ago I wrote another article that tackles just that subject, in case you’re interested: http://bit.ly/1o4Yc18

    Thanks a lot for your comment and for reading! Always flattering to hear that my work was helpful to someone.

  • Laura

    Hi Brian,
    it is a drama: I recognize me in almost 7 points!!!!! I promise to follow your advice from today.

  • Laura,

    Which items are you struggling with, if you don’t mind me asking?

    Thanks for reading!