What are the NEEDS to KNOW for living in Germany?
My ultimate goal of learning German is to go to Germany to study in college. Besides the Duolingo Tree, what's missing that I, someone that WILL go to Germany one day, need to know?
And oh yes, I know and am plenty aware I'm not done with the German Tree yet, but I guess it wouldn't hurt to ask in advance to have a scope of things!
Please help! I'd appreciate it a lot!
Universities require a language proficiency exam at level B2-C1, which includes a lot of spoken language - something that Duolingo does not prepare you for. So try and incorporate as much listening and speaking exercises as possible right from the start.
https://www.goethe.de/ins/us/en/spr/wdl/car/sig.html https://www.daad.de/en/ Look at everything at goethe.de and dw.de
Permits are tricky... I'm moving there in a few months, but I don't currently qualify for a residence permit, so I'm going to have to live out of a suitcase and spend half my time outside of the Schengen zone. It's going to be tricky! Hoping I can figure out a more permanent solution down the line... Easier if you have skills that are in high demand.