Duolingo is where I first discovered my love for the German language, although I am still working toward level 25, I would like to find a course outside of Duolingo to help improve my skills. I found reading German literature and watching German films very useful, is there something else I could do additionally? Thank you!
Oh yes you can talk with some people who speak german ! Duo makes to work your vocabulary. Literature : your vocabulary and expression Movie : vocabulary, accent, expression and "ears" So that is my think. P.S : I am a french native. How do you find my English ? Correct me if I did make wrong sentence
Oh yes, you can talk with some people who speaks German!
-Duo makes you to work your vocabulary.
-Literature helps you with your vocabulary and expression(skills).
-Movie helps you with your vocabulary, accent, expression and listening(skills).
So that's what i think.
P.S.S: am i wrong? i'm a native Spanish speaker.
Your next best step would be to actually start communicating with other German speakers. If you live in a major city, you could look for German meetup groups. There are often groups that are for, or that allow, beginners. You could also see if there is a German Cultural Center in your city (less likely unless you're in a pretty large city). They often offer language courses for much cheaper than you could find at a university or a goethe institute.
Thanks everyone. I have been reading 'Die Geschichte der Bienen' which is a great story and I recommend it to anyone. The disadvantage to literature as it is written in präteritum which is not used in everyday speaking. I have spent a couple of months in Germany and I have loved it! and also made plenty of German friends who I contact regularly. I am working towards my C1 and A level.