The only way I’m going to improve my German is if I speak it every single day, so from today onwards I have forbidden my workmates to speak to me about non work related things in English.
I actually did okay having a conversation about what we did on the weekend – and that is where my German pretty much ends. 60 hours of A1 classes really doesn’t prepare you for much else besides the getting to know you questions and responses. However, since I only do 3 hours of class a week, I really need to do more than just the classes and start to learn things on my own. I need to start challenging myself and putting myself in situations where I don’t have a pre-planned response memorised if I want to improve my German.
It is going to be a really tough couple of months, but I think speaking German at work will help get me to a the point where I can have a basic conversation and start to be able to understand more of what’s going on around me much sooner than if I only speak German in class.