My husband and I are taking German classes. It is really fun so far. I must admit that I have an advantage over most people in the class, as I spoke German before I spoke English. When I started going to school, kids made fun of me for speaking German, so I stopped. I have retained a few words and have started learning it again here and there, but I would not say I can speak fluently, or even sure I know enough to get by. LOL
When I hear German being spoken, I try to listen to see if I can understand any of the words and if I can figure out what they are saying. Most of the time, people speak way too fast. So, all I really catch is a few words here and there.
Our idea to help in our studies is to watch movies or tv shows in German to see if we can pick up more of the language. My mom learned English watching “I Love Lucy.” What a fun way to learn! So, we thought if we could find kids shows or something not too advanced that will help.
We are also going to label items at the house so we will start thinking of the items in German. This was our teachers idea. I think it is fabulous. I have been thinking of the German words for items while in the shower. It makes that time much more useful, I think.
Our teacher told us that we would be taking a test this Saturday. We are a little frightened. The teacher told us how she used to teach in universities and that she was a hard grader. I wonder if she will grade on a curve since this is voluntary and not in a school setting. I sure hope so!
What about you?! Do you speak another language? Have you learned it since birth or did you choose to learn in school or after? Do you think it has helped you in any way? Has it hindered you at all? Would love to hear your experiences with other languages!
Have a Scentsational Day!