How should I learn German?
Hello guys. I am very passionate about learning German and being able to converse in German with native speakers. People have told me that it could a very long time for a person to learn another language from scratch. However my aim is to get basic fluency in German within 1 year so that I can hold simple, daily conversations with other German speakers. What do you suggest I should do to get basic fluency in German in one year?
I think your goal is reachable, basic fluency. I will recommend that in addition to Duolingo try to do some of the online courses of Deutsch Welle or Goethe, they have videos, audio and grammar. Try to find a language partner to practice your German even if you think it is too basic. You can listen to music, watch videos etc. If you can afford it a private online tutor will be great you can see the rates in italki and other websites, some of the tutors have some reasonable rates.
Multiple inputs and multiple outputs, both with regular frequency. Listen, read, watch and then talk, type, and write (yes, by hand). Do a little bit every day and it will become as normal as breathing. :)
In addition to Duolingo, I suggest you try watching 'Easy German' on Youtube. They're pretty good! Good luck :)
Plural sources. Duolingo its great, but combined with Youtube, Memrise, Deutsche Welle, Clozemaster, etc..., that gives you the strongest base ever.
Of course, in the end, you can only get conversational skills if you have a conversation with someone. Meet some Germans (and drink beforehand, it lowers your inhibitions).
Get in touch with native speakers! HelloTalk is an app that lets you talk to native speakers that are learning your native language. Lang-8 is a website where native speakers correct your written work. Easy German is great too, and I'm sure you can find dubbed versions of popular English-speaking TV shows online.
I suggest you try German schools (like English schools)i'm sure it's available .in this way you'll get fluent in less than a year.
it depends on which country you are from....in my country,the city i live in, there are 3 schools that are teaching German but in yours i don't know...i hope you have it too
use videos to pronounce and hear the language and use duoling more for typing and reading
In one year is definitely reasonable. But first, I will strongly encourage you to take a course, either official or an online course, in order to understand the grammar. Once you've finished A1 and A2 level, the rest you need to do is to say it, and increase your vocabulary by reading more. I first tried to learn German by myself through Duolingo. I was able to master some pronunciation patterns but never able to understand the grammar until I took a course with a teacher who guided me into the grammar part. Now I can learn the rest by myself and have come back to Duolingo just to increase my vocabulary.