I have been working diligently using LingQ daily along with my many other language strategies. Yes, I can hold down some basic conversations if the conversation includes words that I naturally use.
Daily I talk to a variety of friends in Mexico and Spain using WhatsApp and zoom, but today was a special day. I was able to help a Latino women who was trying to get her water turned when I was down at the water company. There was no one able to translate for her but I was able to help her and the worker get through the process.
Now I have a new friend on WhatsApp that lives down the street from my house. She is closer too my age and we also have mutual friends, so I am excited about our new friendship. What was funny about the end of our conversation is that when I told her I was a teacher she knew exactly what I taught before I even explained it to her.
Just giving everyone a run down of what I do.
Talk with people in my L2 language online a few times a week.
Daily chats in my L2 language
Word/phrase wall in my study location
I read as much as I can daily and that is a lot
I only watch shows in Spanish and then import them into LingQ and read the transcript
Read books in Spanish at a B1-B2 level a few times a week
Reference my golden notebook weekly for phrases and words that I have mastered.
Check my SRS cards and Anki every few days.
All of my time not working, sleeping, or maintaining my home is dedicated to learning my L2 language.
My goal is to reach a fluid B2 level by December. My focus content area is education, jobs, shopping, eating out, ocean science, swimming, dating, as well as basic survival needs when moving to or living in a new country.