Very interestingly to hear your experiences learning foreign languages.
My father, for example, in 40 years resumed study of German. This required his office. He wrote the words on small cards and сarried them in his pocket. Always took them and...
Same for me. I live in a very ethnically bland suburb. If I ever hear any foreign languages being spoken outside of the opera, maybe, its Spanish, and I only really hear that when in the city or when standing in the queue at Chipotle.