I recently completed A1 level, and I'm wondering what I can expect from myself at this stage and in future levels.
Currently, I can make some simple sentences, but I often find myself mentally constructing them in English and then translating them into German, similar to solving a math problem where I apply grammar rules step by step. I would like to overcome this translation dependency and become more proficient in German sentence formation.
With that in mind, I would appreciate insights from experienced German language learners regarding the expected milestones and skills for each level. Could someone with experience in German language learning share some insights on the expected milestones and skills for each level?
I'm also interested in understanding at which level I can reasonably expect to engage in conversations and understand them more naturally. I want to set realistic goals and have a better understanding of the learning journey ahead.
I'm a native English speaker.