Today was the last day of my first German class. It was definitely a helpful class — I can understand and communicate more than I could before. Now it’s up to me — I have to study and practice, and I certainly get plenty of opportunities to practice.
We learned to describe time, use numbers, ask questions, introduce ourselves, ask for/interpret directions, order from a menu, spell, tell someone our phone number or address and conjugate regular verbs. At the end of class today, we had a few minutes for open questions, and I also made sure I learned how to ask “Can I pet your dog?” because Benjamin has been dying to learn how to say that.
Dan had to forgo taking a German class this summer. We couldn’t take class at the same time, because we have two kids that won’t sit through an hour of adults learning German. Both sections of the summer class were at the same time, and we figured I was a higher priority because Dan gets to spend the day speaking English and I don’t. Our plan for the fall, though, is for both of us to take class. Benjamin starts preschool next week, too, so our schedule for this fall should be pretty interesting. I want to make it a priority to get myself to a German class, though — I need to stay at least one lesson ahead of Benjamin, at least, and he has age on his side.