I went to the North American Polyglot Symposium in June 2016. My passion for learning languages got rekindled there (it was never completely gone!)
I’ve been listen to many good podcasts about language learning since(I can’t believe I didn’t even know they exist!):
I will teach you a language: http://www.iwillteachyoualanguage.com/category/podcast/
Actual fluency: http://actualfluency.com/actual-fluency-language-learning-podcast/
Sometimes the topic is a little repetitive, but everytime I think about this topic, there’s something new, especially if I’ve learnt a new language.
There are more good resources I’ve been using:
Multilingual DVDs: I have loads of them at home now (thought of using them for research at one point!). It’s very easy to get in Europe. There’re always subbed/dubbed in 3+ languages for one movie/anime/TV show. Now Netflix Originals have this feature, too. Learning with fun!
The real thing is always practice with native speakers, or just ask them questions. I’m lucky to have many friends who want to like to skype with me. Thank you guys so much! It’s also good to have a teacher who has more experience in teaching the language, and I do pay a little for that. I’m gonna shamely paste my invitation code here (it’s a really nice system though!):
More personal experiences:
The most fun I get from language learning is to look at different representations of the same object and new strutures of new concepts.
I don’t know why but it’s also very automatic to me to repeat after people, especially when it’s a new language and it’s something worth remembering. Imitation, down to every detail, is fun. Strecht the perception!
And plus that I like to talk to myself using different languages: different medolies associate with the same emotion, more ways to express, etc.
Finally, it’s just much more reassuring when you understand more, right?