It is easy sometimes to coast, to go with the flow and let things happen around you without really taking part. That is what I have found myself doing this week. My reading and understanding of spoken German is pretty good but talking German is what I find really difficult. And guess what they want you to do in a German class? Speak German! And only German. So I sit and look down when the teacher asks a question that I can't answer and I let others answer. I got bored really quickly and found myself thinking about how much longer I had to be there. Who would have thought? Miss Warren is a passive learner, what will Mr Rickard say?
So today I made a decision to get stuck in, answer as many questions as I could, guess at others and just have a go. I got some wrong but I also got loads right. No one appears to think I am dumb and it is so much more fun! I am really enjoying my classes now although having to concentrate for 4 hours, listening to the teacher speak a different language is really hard. But now I have chosen a better attitude (an A) it is a lot easier. Mr Westphall will be proud of me.
Munich photos to follow, can't upload right now.