Friday, July 4, 2008
Instituto de Lengua Española
The Spanish Language Institute here in San Jose is great. On the first day we all took placement tests and had an oral interview (in Spanish). I got placed in the advanced classes in both grammar and conversation, which is great because I feel like I am really learning a lot. Both of my classes are completely in Spanish, not a single English word spoken. I love it. :-) I feel so much more comfortable speaking after only being here for one week. Some of the hardest assignments I've had so far have been giving my testimony and leading a Bible study. Kind of challenging things to do anyways, but completely in Spanish makes it quite a bit harder.
But I am having a great time and I feel like I am learning a lot. I'm also making friends with some of the other young girls at the school, which is nice.
I still feel a little bit frazzled after a crazy first week, but I am beginning to settle into the swing of things here. I hope to explore the downtown a bit this weekend, and hopefully just rest a bit too.