Escaping the Plateau.
A sincere thank you, to all of you that spent time answering my last post.
The general concensus, was, that a short break from the German course was a good move and this would give me an opportunity to plan a strategy for future study.
I have seen today, invitations to enrol in a five day summer language school that is run by a local university in august. The opportunity seems to have come at the appropriate time and will offer me a different perspective.
Again, thanks to all for the advice and positive motivation, and I wish you all, my best wishes and luck with your own studies.