In two months I'm off to Germany to audition for masters degree positions so I'm ramping up my German study. I've been introduced to an amazing blog Fluent in 3 months and been gifted the book by the blog author; it's really inspired me to reach my language goals. I decided to write these goals down and share them with you:
Main Goal: German skills at level B2 in 2 months (click here for a link to the reference table for language skills and to read the description of B2). I've decided to define it a bit better suited to myself: firstly I want to be able to converse comfortably with a native speaker the way I would in English. Not only do I want to be able to have a good first conversation, but a second and third and fourth etc. stretching beyond the "I do this, what do you do?, today I did" etc. Secondly I want to be able to discuss music in terms of my profession with other musicians.
This week is Week 1 and I'm determined to push myself through all the revision of my German skills I had when I went last time (2012). I've been working out of a great book and I'm going to catch up to where I book-marked I was up to in 2012.
- A chapter of my German book a day. Friday should be the last catch-up chapter day.
- Use my der die and das flashcards when I have spare time during the day.
- Practice and memorise two pages of verbs from the verb book I made (fyi this is about 24 verbs).
- Have at least three conversations of 20 minutes duration with a German speaker.
Here are some happy snaps from my time in Freiburg, to help with the inspiration.