Setbacks happen, in both life and language learning. So how do we keep them from becoming an actual hindrance to our learning process? I recently hit a wall at a rather unexpected point during my Mandarin mission. Here are my thoughts on how to not only overcome setbacks, but actually use them as a learning experience.
Last weekend, I attended one of the most anxiously awaited events for language lovers the world over: the Polyglot Conference. I myself signed up almost as soon as they opened registration, which goes to show how eager I was to participate! “Well, was it worth it?” Absolutely. Keep reading to find out why.