Hi Everyone,

I was learning English about 10 years at home in Hungary. As I had any success, so I decided to move England. I moved to England more than half year ago.
I joined to the lingQ site on 12 of July in this year. I think I am using wrongly it. I usually listen to a lesson 20-25 times about 3 or 4 days a week. I think I go very much. But I do not feel any success. I think I am there now, where I was than half year or more time before.
Today I read Aineco’s Spanish learning. Congratulation for her. However I really sad, because I don’t have any development.
When I have to speak with somebody, the words doesn’t come from my brain. I have to thinking every single word for long time. And if I tell it, completly wrong.
Whether what do I doing wrongly? If someone has any idea, I gladly accept it.

Thank you for your help!


@ Bela
What a difficult time you are having. Let me tell you, your English is not all wrong! Have you thought of changing texts more frequently? You don’t have to understand everything, but you can allow the words to come onto your tongue. I know, because I have been there. It took me a long, long time to be confident enough to speak freely. It will come!

Your brain is perhaps simply bored and so refuses to do what you think it should be doing.

I am sitting in the back seat and typing on my iPad. Bela you hardly created any LingQs. Aim for at least 100 new LingQs a week. Therefore you need to cover more content. Just listen once or twice. Sanne is right. Your brain wants novelty, new things.

You are already at least an intermediate.

And save phrases too. You should have lots of opportunity to speak and to use your new phrases.

Cheer up and relax and you will do fine.

First of all thank you for the answers!

I pledge the advices. I will listen to more lessons. Unfortunately I have not too many time to speak. I usually work at night shift, so I must to sleep about from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Then I have some housework, some shops etc. After that from about 6 p.m. to 8.p.m. I have some free time. A that time I usually sit in front of my computer, and learn English. If I speak with my colleauge in work time, they will fire the next day, so I quietly working.
I don’t know anybody who learn English so many time than me, and no has success. It confuses me in the mostly. Everyone achieves results much sooner with less learning.

Thanks a lot.


Hello Bela,

I don’t know if you are a paying member at LingQ or not. If you are, you can use your points to have a conversation with a native or a non-native. I would recommend a native speaker from Great Britain-maybe Skyblueteapot (first choice) because she is an experienced tutor here and seems quite kind and her accent is clear . There are several young British guys here who offer conversation if you would prefer to talk to a male.

If you cannot afford to be a paying member at LingQ, may I suggest Lang-8 for writing correction. It is completely free!

Please don’t compare your progress with Aineko’s progress. She is an experienced language learner (if it’s the Aineko who wrote in a thread about her Spanish learning experience) because it’s easier for people who already know languages to learn other languages.


Hi Icannotaccessmyprofilepage,

Thank you for your encouraging words.

Congratulation for you your many language skill. Very respectable.

I will try Lang-8.