Thursday, November 7, 2013

Update November 7th, 2013

I have found a fantastic essay by Mark Twain that captures my feelings as this point. It is titled, "That Awful German Language" here is a link,

Thursday, October 24, 2013

update 10/24/13

This week I have been using a combination of flash cards and Rosetta Stone, which I very much like. I feel like I have made more progress this week than in any of the weeks prior. So from this point on that is the formula I will use.
I should also note that I have spent about an hour at home this week on Rosetta Stone. Oh and last week, I never got to talk to Libby but tomorrow I will.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Update 10-17-13

The network at my school has been blocking the lessons that I download for Rosetta Stone, as a result I have turned to flash cards. I have done thirty minutes of Rosetta at home, but I have to say that I really like the flash cards. Even if I get the chance to start doing Rosetta Stone again, I think I will continue to use the flash cards. Tomorrow I will have my first meeting with Libby, so I will see how that goes. I still think my learning is coming along slowly, but I think the flash cards will help.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Update 10-11-13

Yesterday I finished Unit 1 lesson 4 which was the last lesson in Unit 1. I did about an hour at home to get me to that point. I feel like I am making decent progress, but I need to speed up. I said the same thing last week, but I have had a busy week. No more playing around.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Update 10-4-13

This week I finished Unit 1 Lesson 3. I spent about an hour outside of class working on it and finally got it done Thursday in class. So, I think I might have to step up the pace to reach my goal by the end of the year. That is, be able to hold a conversation in German. I will try to complete a lesson every two days instead of four.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Update 9-25

I have completed Unit 1 Lesson 3 today. I am advancing well I think. Soon I will begin conversing with a tutor named Libby. Other than that I would like to say I have taken a liking to the German band Rammstein. I think it is pretty cool that I can actually understand part of their music now.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Update 9-19-13

Unfortunately, I am off to a late start on my journey. After receiving Rosetta Stone in the mail, I was not able to actually use it for a week because of my schools network, and the mac I have been assigned.  Nevertheless, I have not given up. I am almost done with Unit 1 Lesson 1 of Rosetta Stone. I think my new goal will be to complete a lesson every 2-3 days. That is far more attainable, and measurable, than my previous goals.