I have now been speaking German in the office for one week. In that week, I’ve come to realised just how much German I need to learn. It is a little daunting, but I always knew that the road ahead would not be easy.
With three of my dear friends from Australia visiting over the weekend, I did not watch any German TV, read any German books nor practice any of my vocab. I basically had the weekend off. I’m going to give myself a guilt-free pass on that one cause spending time with friends from home definitely trumps spending time learning German.
I also spent Thursday and Friday not listening to any German audio, despite promising to listen to 30mins of German audio every day. That I will not give myself a guilt-free pass on. It was sheer laziness. I can’t promise I won’t do it again, but I will do my best not to.
All in all, the first week has been an interesting one; discovering how much German I know, how well I can currently express myself (basically as well as a 2 year old) and realising how much I have to learn (lots). I’m hoping as this Fluent in 3 Months challenge continues I can begin to see some progress, but at the moment, it is just too early to do so.