I've been learning my target language for 3 years, I've completed a bunch of courses , I've had lots of hours practicing my target language, but I kind of feel that my level is getting wort due to lack of practice, I mean I feel I've done all the things that you could imagine, so if you reach this spot where you believe that your level is really good, how can I go forward and learn more?
I don't want to show off my language level, but what's next, any advice thanks.
Read, watch movies, listen to music, translate/interpret from/into target language and visit cultures that speak the target language! Find a pen pal that speaks your target language and that is interested in your native language. BTW, I use Memrise to improve my vocabulary for some languages but apparently there are other 'good' tools to accomplish that. HTH, Daniel.
"The Wall" is that space between B2 and C1, if you are saying your language level is good, then you are mostly likely here. All i can say is it is very very very hard, personally i just think that if i give up now i would have wasted 1200 hours of study, that is the only thing that keeps me going.
With reference to studying, focus on specific areas of weakness such as focab e.g. use "(arregar) la onda" instead of more straight forward words, diversifying your vocab will help or maybe going for one of the Dele exams will help you reamin focused.
Unfortunately once you start hitting C level oddly enough it is the motivation that is the main problem usually, as improvements just take so long to actually notice, where before 20 hours of study would bear visable fruit, now you will need 80 to 100 hours just to see slight improvements.
Start using the target language for the primary purpose you learned it for in the first place, which was...???
Yo creo que se acaba la motivación cuando no consigues tener la oportunidad para practicar el idioma que estás aprendiendo (con amigos, con temas de tu interés, una novia, etc.) y no pierdas el interés, y lo mejor según mi punto de vista es buscar algún tipo de recompensa (cualquiera que te haga sentir mejor, como leer un libro de tu interés en el idioma que estás practicando ó cualquier otro que realmente te guste) para sentir que estas o has avanzado
Develop a passion for the cultural content of your target language, strive to become an expert, even more so than native speakers. And do all of your reading in the target language.
Losing motivation? Well what were/are your motives for learning the target language in the first place? Maybe you already reached that goal.
You can try, what I have done for my spanish. I wrote a post on Facebook, in a group of duolingo spanish/english speakers, that i want to find spanish speakers from south america. I wrote a few words about myself. I received so many responses that i couldn't answer everybody. I choose a few people and I talk with them by messenger, and whatsapp. We write or send sound messages all days. It is only week, and my spanish is much more better, english also. We must use also english, because i am begginer in spanish. Writting with those people is great motivation for me, and it takes me much of positive energy not only for learning :)
Making new friends from all around the world by practicing your target languages it's very motivating, so try out www.lingbe.com I use it almost everyday and I had the opportunity to practice my German and Portuguese skills and I felt very motivated to keep learning.
Do things in the language that aren't specifically learning or practicing it. Take a cooking class or join a soccer league in the language. Do what a native speaker would do in their day. I'm not sure what activities you'd fit in your schedule, but I'm sure you could find something.
Let us know how you do it. Sharing will help us all :)