The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) states that a person's speaking ability is based on the tasks they are able to accomplish, as well as the content, context, accuracy, and discourse types associated with those tasks. Your speaking ability is also based on the limits you encounter when attempting to function at higher levels.
Also consider that your speech is either interpersonal (interactive, two-way communication) or presentational (one-way, non-interactive).
In our TTLG online German academy we aim to help you achieve the next level of your current German speaking skills.
Try our signature "30 Days" German course, if you want an almost instant ability, or choose the more comprehensive semester course that can result in you having a basic introduction conversation up to 5 minutes (or more). Either way you will be speaking German very soon!
The TTLG speaking and pronunciation courses are posted below.