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It is fairly clear how to get your standard of language up to an A-level standard (exams taken at age 18 in the uk) due to clear syllabi and textbooks up to this standard. However, I find that past this standard there is no clear curriculum upon which to base your learning. This potentially causes a situation where you lack direction in learning.

What is the best way to structure your learning strategy in order to improve, in a language at a post A-level standard, your 1) reading ability and 2) listening ability.

Answers should be focused on self learners who also live outside of the country which uses the language.

(there is no soft question tag on this site, which is useful here).

  • I hope you can find a way to improve, but your question is really very broad. Can you have a look at How do I avoid asking questions that are too broad? and narrow it down a bit? – Christophe Strobbe Dec 26 '18 at 0:34
  • I have narrowed this – Permian Dec 26 '18 at 15:53
  • It is still unclear what language(s) you have in mind, since none are mentioned in the question body. You should pick just one of those from the tags you used. The reason is that with the same number of hours of instruction, your level in Russian would presumably be lower than your level in French or Spanish. In addition, it is not clear what proficiency level (e.g. as defined by the CEFR) you have in any of these languages. – Christophe Strobbe Dec 29 '18 at 10:19
  • I would say an A-level is a B1 standard. So my question refers largely to go towards B2/C1. – Permian Dec 29 '18 at 12:03
  • I don't think this question is that broad. Have you got any answers? For me reading is much easier since there are enough resources (news articles, websites, etc) available on the web, but listening is quite difficult. – Blaszard Feb 10 at 6:55

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