Hey! So I've studied German for 7 years in school, and I have an intermediate level, I can express myself roughly but nothing too fancy. I want to find resources to become an advanced speaker (I'll soon move to Germany for a year). I was wondering if you knew resources for people who already have some strong basic knowledge of the language (duolingo bores me to death). I hope this does not bother you, I've looked through your blog, and I didn't find a similar question. Have a nice day!
Hi! Sorry for taking so long to reply as I was away. This is a bit out of my area as I’m not advanced in German, but I will try to help you as much as I can.
First off, @deutsian posted some resources on C1/C2 grammar books here and is generally a great blog for grammar. Deutsche Welle also has a few things for advanced German here. I also have several tools and website recs here for German.
Next, you may want to read and watch things extensively in German or try to get as close to immersion as possible. Try reading the news/ things you like every day in the morning or whenever you have some time, read novels you like, and watch shows in German or German videos on Youtube. You can also listen to podcasts every day as well as listen to music. Try to summarize what you have read/watched. You can make anki/memrise decks of all of the vocabulary you learn as that will make a great difference in your advancement of German (or find some premade ones on the sites).
As for speaking, try to practice speaking at least 10 minutes a day. I have a speaking printable here with a few ideas, but if you can read novels out loud, talk to yourself, or find someone to practice with, that would be great. Try to learn some German idioms and find a language exchange partner on something like Tandem/Hello Talk/ Discord.
In addition to this, when looking up vocab in German, try to use a German-German dictionary, do the 30-day advanced language study challenge by @somajesticdonki . To see where you are, here is a C1 self-assessment checklist you can use to see what you need help in.
If anyone has any advice and resources, feel free to add it! :D