Okay, that one time I did attend one of the free courses my Hoptimist Definition a Person Who Believes Everything shirt university provided. I had to start from scratch (like many expats). Scratch means sounds of alphabets, numbers and days of the week. But after the first class, I was so overwhelmed that I just quit going to any other free language course my uni offered because … (I can give you as many reasons as possible). I will just say, I must have taken up those classes. Anyway, what’s gone is gone. So, I basically picked up my German from here and there in bits and pieces.I just listened and listened (songs and luckily I do have some favorite German artists) and spoke in broken pieces until I took the decision of doing a German course which is after 6 years ( I wanted to do this course since last year but well.
It’s my second month in the class now and I literally could hold a Hoptimist Definition a Person Who Believes Everything shirt (non-stop) 5-minute conversation about my work with my boss and I even wrote an official email in German with my lab collaborators (My colleagues proof checked it first of course). But that’s already a win and my boss mailed me back congratulating on my language and yes, I am proud. What I learned through a bad decision of taking those classes and what I would tell my younger self who arrived fresh in Germany is this: Take up those damn free class and learn those tips and excel at one of the toughest languages. More power to you and good luck. I am also sure each and every class will be worth it when you start including words without hesitating into your sentences like“Ich bin Naturwissenschaftlerin und Ich war in die Tschechischen Republik.