I’ve been living in Germany now for 18 months and my German language skills are OK. I can understand about 80 per cent of what’s being said, both on TV and in real life. However, when I open my mouth to speak, the vocabulary and grammar rules in my head seem to disappear. Don’t get me wrong – people definitely understand me. But just being understood is not enough.
Before moving to Frankfurt, I took German at a language school in London twice a week for over a year. During that time, I saw real progress. I was … Read the rest