The intense language class I’m in moves pretty quickly. Three hours of German instruction per day, then around three or four hours of homework for the next day (that rarely gets checked, but it’s at least good practice.)
Today, I have a short presentation to give with another student. I’m not too worried about that. But tomorrow is the midterm exam, and I’m hoping to at least pass it. Not that I want to do badly in any class, but the teacher doesn’t sound optimistic about our scores.
One thing that bothers me a bit about this class is that it only deals with properly-spoken and written German. We talk a little bit about colloquialisms, but I would also like to learn how to understand when people talk really fast and slur their words together. There’s got to be some teachable strategy to that, right?
I’m not even sure I get course credit for this class. It is great to have help learning German, and great to have an actual schedule every day, though. But the class does stress me, so hopefully I can make it through the last 2 weeks without going crazy. We’ll see.