What motivates me to learn languages? Interesting content also helps me. Over the years I've maintained some of the Spanish I learned in high school because I listen to music, watch movies, and watch other YouTube videos. I don't read a lot of Spanish books, though I occasionally find one for my Kindle. I did notice that about myself, so when I started to learn Russian the first thing I did was find some YouTube channels I'd enjoy watching. I also think to stay motivated to learn a language, that we need to make it part of our lives by finding content that interests us.