I completed copying out a story in French with the English underneath.
I only got about 120 words per page, or 4 sheets for a 500-word story. And that took at least an hour to prepare. Nevertheless, it’s worth that time and effort.
You see, French, for me, lives at the steepest part of the acquisition sine wave. There’s lots of leverage going on. If I repeat this for several stories—a few thousand words total—and then do the practice, French will leap into German territory.
Another great outcome is that I’ve retrieved my mp3 player from mum’s place.