When I started learning Spanish, I faced similar problems and had those feelings of frustration, hopelessness, even anger.
I studied at school and read articles and books in Spanish, but when I spoke with a native Spanish speaker, I tried my best, but they couldn’t understand me.
I blamed my accent, but later on, I found out that it was not the accent holding me back from speaking fluently and sound natural.I watched movies to practice listening, but I had to turn on the subtitles because I couldn’t understand what they were saying.
And when I had conversations with Spanish speakers, I had to ask them to speak slowly.
For a long time, I wondered what I was doing wrong.
I asked myself: “why does it look like everybody can learn and speak Spanish, except me?”
I knew I had potential, and I was putting in a lot of effort, but still, I didn’t have the results I was working for.