You're leveling up in courses, going from A2 to C1 quickly...but stalling in real life. What gives?
This week's podcast covers a question from Maria, a talented language learner who has found herself stuck after moving to Germany. She says:
I am fluent in English, or at least my Cambridge Certificate says so, I've been studying to a certain level Spanish and Turkish, but I cannot achieve the desirable level in German language. I've moved to Germany a bit over two years ago after marrying my German husband and I quickly jumped from the A2 course to B1 to C1, got my Test DaF Certificate with maximum points and I even have some professional situations where I speak German but I am not fluent
What can Maria do to start feeling more comfortable with German?
Listen to the show to hear my discussion, including tips for
- Learning a partner's language within a couple
- Getting extensive input from the right places
- Finding your language avatar
- Having your own langauge retreat when you're an expat
Thank you to Gabriela for this episode introduction.
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