Saturday, September 23, 2006

German II

When I first moved to Cologne I enrolled in a very challenging four-week intensive German language class – it was terrific and has enabled me to function, more or less, for almost a year. The problem is, I haven’t taken another class since then and have spent nearly half this last year back in the states. So my German language skills have not just failed to progress, some of the very bad habits I’ve developed have been repeated over and over and over again.

Recently I returned to German language classes, twice a week for three hours a session. This time I’m taking classes at the local Volkshochschule (VHS). My teacher is great and there is a good mix of students but the course is really difficult. You see, I took a placement exam and skipped a level. I enjoy a good challenge and I think I can keep up with this class … but it’s still early. Wish me luck !! More anon …