Finished the Entire Program Through Level 5
Wow, I started Level 1 on May 15th and just finished Level 5. I worked every day and I think this program is exceptional. I've looked and used many other programs including Duolingo and Pimsleur. I listen to Pimsleur in the car. What I like about the Fluenz program is that it gives you the structure to understand, read and write on your own. With most of the other programs, they just throw vocabulary at you and pat phrases which isn't very helpful if you don't understand the underlying grammatical structure. It's unlikely you're going to use the exact same phrase you learn in conversation--you have to be able to apply the grammar to new vocabulary. I'm going to continue my journey. I've joined Yabla which is good because you watch and listen to video stories at normal German speaking speed. I've also downloaded short stories on Audible which is also good to listen to in the car. I'm probably going to take private lessons with Lingoda. I took the level test and tested into Level C1, which is probably a bit ambitious but it will be challenging. Also, a really good and comprehensive German grammar book is Hammer's German Grammar and Usage by Martin Durrell. Thank you to Fluenz for the great foundation.
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