After just a few classes, I was able to read advertisements and newspaper headlines. I work as a software developer and English is spoken at work, so after studying with smarterGerman I decided not to continue taking formal training.
The good thing is that I’m able to make myself understood most of the time. I can now confidently, in German, do things such as; schedule appointments, go to the hardware store and ask for advice and speak to the chemist or doctor if I am ill. This is making my day to day life here much easier.
See his B1 certificate here.