Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Round 2


...of the intensive German courses has begun. More bucks in my pocket and long, hacky words in my brain. First day was yesterday. It's four hours a day, M - F, 12 weeks, same place, same room, even same teachers as last time. (Which is great because I loved my teachers.) Except this time it's from 12:30 - 4:30 instead of 8:00 - 12:00. Kinda cuts right in the middle of your day.

Only seven of us and there are some pretty advanced German speakers in there. I don't feel so gescheit* amongst these peeps! (*see W├Ârterbuch above) Maybe after three more months I'll begin to see the light at the end of the dark Deutsch tunnel.

(a wondey p.s.: We are seeing more sunshine in our days and I'm listening to birds chirp as I write...it's a bit warmer and I think spring is trying to bust through!...Come on over lover! I waiting for you long time!)


Kimberly said...

I'm so impressed with your studies. It seems so hard to become billigual as an adult. If spring is coming to you...that means fall is in the air for us. Waaaaaaaa!

Emily said...

The German does eventually all come together but it seems very random at first though it is actually pretty logical. Also having better German speakers in the class is a definite plus. Learning German is hard work and seems impossible at time but slowly, day by day, it gets easier and it is very rewarding.

Carolyn said...

Thanks for the encouragement, Emily. I need it. The problem is I have no practice outside of the classroom...I think that makes it take 3x as long.

brookes said...

you will become "geschliffen" in no time flat! (your photography skills are the bomb.com!)

Emily said...

Do you sing at all?
One of the first things I did when I got here was join a choir. It is amazing how fast you pick things up when singing and you can try your German out on people during the rehearsal!

Anonymous said...

We should get our hands on some children's TV shows or movies in German. We could drink tea and watch those! ;) Congrats on the class. Just don't forget to keep posting to your blog. We all love it. And I agree your photo skills rock (and NO I am not referring to the stolen photos - I mean YOUR photos in particular).

Meredith Olivia said...

Hi Carolyn, Sorry, I don't know how to contact you other than a post. I am an American who just landed in Graz (Thursday) and stumbled upon your blog. Phenomenal!! I love it! Can you tell me how you got involved with this language class?? I want to jump right in and start sprachen-ing the deutsch. Feel free to email me at mocashman@gmail.com. Best, Meredith

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