I have survived my first week of speaking German at the office. It has been really tough going as my vocabularly is limited and I have problems understanding German when spoken at normal speed. Also, there are a lot of words which I know what they look like but have no idea how they are prounounced (the downside of learning German from reading ads on the station platforms). It would be so much easier if people had subtitles, seriously. Subtitles would make understanding what people were saying to me so much simplier.
However, I’m feeling good about speaking German more and forcing myself to accelerate my learning. I’m feeling a little more confident about speaking in class, which I am really terrified of doing as my prounouncation is so bad. Hopefully as I continue to struggle to speak German on a daily basis I will gradually get better.