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Re: at which level B1/B2/C1/C2 people can handle dictation in French?

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Keep in mind that language skill gets rusty quickly if it’s not used. So unless your day-to-day includes some reading in French, your reading and writing skills will only go down, not improve. Duolingo can be pretty simplistic but also a good tool if you like it. I’ve never “clicked” with it but I know a lot of people who’ve made good progress with it. Or watch films with subtitles (the subtitles won’t always follow 100% the oral). The TV5monde linked to earlier is a great resource, I use the teaching part of that site for my classes quite frequently.

Another option is always to look for someone wanting to do a language tandem if you just want a little discussion now and again to keep up your skill.
Fully agree with you. Sorry, I've been quite busy for some time, but now back to normal. Actually I started with going to any social group with the possibility to speak in French, only to discover that I cannot do it anymore It feels like my speaking skills went down to A1. When I have a goal, like go there and ask for this and that, than all is smooth but when trying to speak freely just nothing comes out of my mouth, the brain comes with thoughts I can't express verbally and I'm stuck. Oh well, this is no good
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Re: at which level B1/B2/C1/C2 people can handle dictation in French?

I've used iTalki a lot -- prices are quite reasonable (especially by Swiss standards) and with a stranger it's easier to get past the initial awkwardness. You could always ask to try a bit of dictation as well!
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