4. Turn up the volume
Dive into the German music scene to find an artist you like then sing along to the lyrics. This is a great way to practise your pronunciation, intonation and fluency.
5. Record yourself
Seeing how far you’ve come is key to keeping up motivation. Record yourself speaking and then play it back in a few months. Yes, it might be cringeworthy, but if you can pick up your own mistakes, you’ll see just how much you’ve improved!
6. Create a personal phrasebook
Learn how to speak German by talking about topics that are relevant to you. If you work in healthcare, learn phrases to help you talk about your job. Do you own a dog? Prepare answers to the questions you always get asked or teach your dog to sit in German.
7. Speak up
The more you speak, the more your confidence will grow. Yes, you’ll make some mistakes, but don't let that slow you down. Even native German speakers make mistakes! Practice makes perfect, or as the Germans say: Übung macht den Meister.