Recently I've felt "stuck" in my studies. My dictation doesn't seem to be improving. My speaking retains it's American accent rather often. つ has been hit and miss for as long as I can remember. られる is the biggest tongue twister known to mankind.
I've been studying the same material and practicing the same mistakes for months and months now - and have seen no improvement. I still practice my つ and on some days its 'perfect' and on others it sounds like ちゅ or す. It's like I'm inept at remembering how it sounds or is said.
I pick up more vocab here and there because I still do my Memrise study sessions but I feel with my inability to immerse myself in Japanese through speaking and dictation that I'm really getting nowhere fast.
Has anyone felt stuck in a rut like this? How did you get out of it? I really do love and enjoy learning Japanese - and am sad to see my studies in the shape that they are. I just don't know what to do at this point to improve...