I am an intermediate/beginner of german and recognize a good amount of vocabulary. I could easily ask directions, “how are you”, “where’s the bathroom”… that kind of stuff from previous trips. But I certainly never got to full speed comprehension or speaking with any sort of meaningful content.
I have decided to make German my priority for the next few months for a personal engagement this summer, a good friend is getting married, and try to really Improve as much as I possibly can In that time frame.
On paper, spending 4, 5, 6 hours a day or whatever just listening and practicing as much as I can sounds great… but does that really help you learn faster than spending an hour or so a day?
It seems to me that daily repetition and practice is more important than how much information you can cram in during a single day… Almost like my brain can only take in so much information in a single day.
Has anybody had success with high volume cramming or is it a waste of time?