Today was the first day of German classes at Prolog. I thought it would be empty, but the place was packed…tons of students. There are two classes of complete beginners. In my class, there are seven students, all from different countries: USA (me), France, Chile, Russia, Turkey, Panama, and Brazil. Except for the Turkish student, everyone spoke near-perfect English. He began the class in English explaining that he would only be talking in German, but since we don’t know any, he would tell us the practical stuff about the school in English. But after that, he only spoke German and if someone asked him a question in English, he would respond, “Kein Englisch” and pretend he didn’t understand.
I am the oldest, tallest, have the biggest feet, and have a first initial closer to Z than anyone else. That’s how we started…he made us stand up and told us in German to arrange ourselves in those orders. So I basically stood still…Overall, the class was good. A little slow at times, but it’s nice to have a teacher instead of just CDs or books. It goes from 10am to 1:15pm with a 15 minute break midway, Monday to Friday.