I'm about to ask a question that's been on my mind since the day I started learning Russian. It has nothing to do with Russian in particular though.
When is the right time to start to talk to native speakers / people that speak the target language fluently?
I know that this question might not be easy to answer. Maybe not even possibly. But let me explain.
I started learning Russian at university about 4 years ago and made little to no progress since then because I never really committed. I took classes and made good progress, that I focused on my major again, stopped learning and so on and so forth. Now recently I started again and I'm still bothering with the typical "A1-stuff", such as "I have a sister, her name is...", "Do you have a dog?", "What's your name?".
So long story short, when I talk to a native, I might be able to talk to him for one or two minutes, but then we leave the ground of what I am capable of.
So - in your own personal experience - when will one be able to hold a basic conversation? Is it when you completed A2? Or is that still too basic? I need that for my motivation it seems...