Foreign language learners often feel stuck after seeing an initial rapid improvement
After speaking with several intermediate to advanced speakers of a foreign language, it’s clear that they have lost the motivation to continue learning the language and feel stuck.
Most of these people currently live in a country speaking a different language from their mother tongue.
After seeing initial rapid improvement when they first started learning, they hit plateaus and struggle to keep improving.
How might we help foreign language learners stay motivated throughout their journeys?
In-depth interviews (30 - 50 minutes each) were conducted on 11 participants of advanced language learners of various backgrounds and target learning languages.
Learners need a way to better identify concrete goals and gauge their learning progress
Most foreign language learning platforms only focus on beginners to pre-intermediate learners.
Most foreign language learning platforms focus on beginners to pre-intermediate learners. The needs of more advanced learners remain a largely untapped market.