früher habe ich euch erzählt, dass ich eine B1-Prüfung machen würde. Vor einem Monat habe ich die abgelegt und heute mein Zertifikat bekommen. Hier sind die Ergebnisse:
Hören/Lesen B1 42,0 Punkte (von 45)
Schreiben B1 19,0 Punkte (von 20)
Sprechen B1 100,0 Punkte (von 100)
Bestanden! Das macht mir total glücklich, dass ich so gut beim Sprechen war. Sprechen ist für mich immer noch der schwierigste Teil vom Deutschlernen. Trotzdem bin ich vielleicht etwas besser als ich dachte. Juhu!
Danke fürs Lesen and viel Spaß beim Deutschlernen wünsche ich euch!
beste Grüße aus Berlin,
Very nice, Lance! Congratulations!
Could you tell us briefly what resources did you involve in terms of time and learning materials? Like if you started from 0 or had previously learned German in school, how much time did you spent on Duo, how much on other resources, including the ones for oral comprehension... just what you consider to have been the main points of your journey to B1. Thank you!
Thanks! Sure. I would say I began seriously learning German in the beginning of 2015. I should also preface this by saying I met and fell in love with a German in 2012, so there was a little bit of exposure to the language starting back then (but only very little because he speaks English so beautifully).
I've spent so many hours on duoLingo that I've lost count. I don't spend as much time here these days because the exercises have become a little too repetitive for me, but I was really dedicated to the platform for about two years (started using duoLingo towards the end of 2014 I think). I would spend 1-2 hours everyday on the site, 7 days per week. And there were periods where I was obsessed and somedays spending 4 hours or more per day on the platform (which is kind of insane when I think about it). It would be cool if duoLingo kept track of the amount of hours one spent learning a language.
I took my first German class ever in January 2015. That was 5 days a week, 2.5 hours per session. Then I took a few more German courses (up to the B1.1 level).
Hope that helps answer your question. I once wrote out a very detailed list of my resources and study habits here in the forum. I will have a look and see if I can find it and copy/paste it here if I do.
Oh, and I also have created several courses on Memrise and have spent countless hours drilling vocabulary into my brain using that platform.
I've lived in Germany since the end of 2014 by the way, so that has obviously had a huge effect on my exposure and ability to understand the language.