Finished tree--and it is all golden
I managed to complete the German tree and have it all golden in about 80 days.
My goal is to improve my reading skills to be able to read academic level texts in the social sciences (psych, sociology, philosophy, etc) as soon as possible. (I'd love to be able to speak the language and watch movies and TV in German too, of course, but it is not a priority at this point). Suggestions on how to get there would be greatly appreciated.
I am currently doing two courses on Memrise (the 5000 words ordered by frequency one, and Memrise's own German sequence, where I am currently at level 5). I took a (very quick) look at some of the courses offered by Deutsche Welle and by the Goethe Institute but they seemed very oriented to everyday interaction and not very helpful for my needs. Does anyone have experience with those?
Try reading and then take the words you don't know and learn them on memrise. I recommend the Süd Deutsche Zeitung it has science articles. It will be slow going at first but the words will eventually stick. Readlang and Lingq can help you with this too. Also try clozemaster for another fun way at learning German words in context. Also listen to the radio a lot you might not udnerstand it all but it will create an immersion of German for you I recommend Deutschland Funk.