I've been practicing German for the better part of 6-months now, and I feel like I've made no progress in speaking conversationally to other people. Truth be told, I don't have any native German speakers that are easily accessible to practice with, so I imagine that is where some of my frustration stems from. I was wondering if anybody had any advice on how and what to practice besides the means of a language learning application such as Duolingo or a native speaker.
You could get hold of a German company's helpline number, (MAKE SURE IT'S FREEPHONE!!!!!!) and ask them whether one of their products comes in blue/green/big/small/3-wheeled etc.
You will need to know the German for "I don't speak English."
The ensuing conversation could be interesting, but you would run the risk of accidentally buying a car. :)