smallwhite » Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:08 pm
If you know (or think) your problems are "limited vocabulary, pronunciation, and Slow Speed of delivery" then you can work on them straightaway.
I believe your initial 3 questions are exceptionally astute and discerning.
* am I really A1
* are my expectations really B1
* what is the gap between me and my expectaions
* and thus how to close that gap.
They are in many ways questions each person must ask oneself. It is the answers that are hard to come up with however.
I started today is a list of specific questions and problems that I have and that I will then proceed to categorize. You also asked what it was I really wanted to achieve, which is absolutely necessary to answer in order to move forward. The answer is that I would eventually like to get to B1 but I have neither need nor desire to break any land speed record to get there. I really do want to enjoy the process. Note, I talk (and walk) slowly by nature so speed just is not my thing. Let's face it, I am a Turtle; always was and always will be.
Alliance Française de Westchester, NY:
if... ... then I should probably test for the following CEFR level
I took French for anywhere between 1 and 3 years in High School or College, and never had a
chance to practice and/or In the recent past, I took French lessons for a period of less than a
year, only a few hours a week, and with good results, then ...
I can introduce myself (name, age, occupation, where I live, ... etc.)
I can give and follow directions to a location
I can say what I like today and what I liked yesterday
I can say what I am going to do tomorrow
I can do more than this
I took French for anywhere between 4 and 10 years in High School and College but have not had a chance to practice for a long time and/or In the recent past, I took French lessons for more than a year and less than 2 years with good results, then ...
I can propose, accept or decline an invitation
I can describe in simple terms my background and my environment (my work, my house, my family)
I can state my opinion and elaborate an explanation
I can describe my schedule of activities (yesterday, today and tomorrow)
I can do more than this
I took French for anywhere between 4 and 10 years in school and managed to practice on and off until now (through reading, travels, classes, work assignments...) and/or In the recent past, I took French lessons for more than 3 years and less than 4 years with good results , then
I can carry out a financial or commercial transaction (open an account, purchase a service… )
I can summarize something and relate someone else’s point of view
I can describe hypothetical situations in the past and in the future (what if's)
I can write a review of a book, show, movie, play... etc.
I can do more than this...
I hope this helps.