My German Learning Progress…

I previously published a number of posts on everyone’s favourite subject – German language learning. It was my intention to embark on a combination of systematic and diligent self-study coupled with using various apps and other types of software to support my efforts. Here is an update on my progress…

I am sitting here hanging my head in shame, cap in hand as my progress has been, well, zero. I don’t have any plausible excuses either. Sure, I changed job and moved home a couple of times, plus a few other unfortunate events got in the way, but the painful truth is I could have done much more and I should have ignored the urge to perpetually put off until “tomorrow” what I really could have been doing every day. Sorry.

So, to repent my sins, instead of doing six Hail Marys I am taking myself out of off to Bavaria for a fortnight long super intensive course. There I will live with my teacher and her family for the whole time, and each day I will basically have one on one tuition from dawn to dusk. In fact, the Lehrerin promises me I’ll be totally immersed in the language to the point where I turn blue in the face. Hmmm, can’t wait.

The method in my madness is to build on what I already know and increase my confidence to actually use it. I hope to improve my shockingly bad grammar so that I can correctly stitch together my vocabulary repertoire which is actually pretty good. I still have light years before I am anywhere near fluent, but I see this as a step in the right direction and I hope it gives my self motivation a kick up the backside at the same time.

I will give an update on how the course went along with full details of the school once I have finished it should anyone else be thinking of doing something similar.



      1. Well, old boy, don’t forget your native language. Pub Evening with two other English people on Friday, September 9, Usual place – und da wird kein Deutsch gesprochen! (… oder nur sehr wenig). 🙂


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