So, I’m now two weeks in to German training at FSI and so far so good. My teacher is great, my German’s slowly coming back a bit, and I’m getting back in to the swing of FSI language training. I’m learning vocabulary related to the impact of social media on society, elections in Israel, the Greek economic situation, and other such things that one doesn’t spend much time learning when one is a high school exchange student in Germany. There’s also the whole FSI language test format to remember, so I’m also getting practice interviewing a native speaker, preparing 3-minute speeches on policy-related issues, etc. I still have quite a way to go, but I can feel things coming back and am getting in to the swing of things.
I’m getting more and more excited about getting to Frankfurt. I need to do more here, like going through my belongings and donating stuff I don’t need any more, throwing some stuff out, and eventually organizing what will come to post with me and what will go to storage. But, it’s definitely getting a lot more real and I’m really excited about it!