Tuesday, January 15, 2008


Monday was the first day of my German-language boot camp (4 hours a day, 4 days a week) at the Volkshochschule, or adult education center. There are 15 students. It will be another very international educatinal experience, as the students are from Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania, Morocco, Ghana, Russia, Columbia, Iran, and Italy. Not surprisingly, the largest contingent is from Turkey. Only two of the students are men, which did surprise me. There are 2 instructors; each does 2 days a week. So far they seem like good teachers – I can’t resist being as interested in the teaching methodology as in the language learning!

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