Dear italki members,
I would like to talk to other Italki members about their experience how to move from B2 level to C1 in a foreign language. How did you work with your language in order to achieve a higher level? Wlhat worked better for you? I would like to hear about the experiences of other learners and to get some advise from professional teachers who teach students on advanced level.
I completely agree with Léon. Forget what those structured methods say, they do not take into account real usage of the language.
I'm a little hard of hearing and it took me countless hours (years) of listening, mostly tv series, to achieve my current C1-C2 level (depending on the subject). Even still, I find some native speakers (mostly on movies) pretty hard to understand.
Structured methods based on grammar demonstration through sentences and repetition proved to be very effective for learning the grammar.
Once I achieved a C1 listening, moving towards a C1 speaking has been quite easy, just a few dozen hours of conversational practice with a native teacher.