Week 35: No more excuses. Language school.

I’ve been in Switzerland for more than a year now and have no idea how to introduce myself in German. I can’t order from a menu. I can’t count past four.

I tried Rosetta Stone. I have no self motivation for talking to a computer screen.

I tried forcing my partner to teach me. But I didn’t try that hard. And he didn’t push it.

I need a teacher. A drill instructor. Someone to bring out my people pleaser side, to force me to cram the information into my skull so I’m not embarrassed in front of a class.

And now that I have shed the sole nighttime responsibilities for the little one, it’s time to get serious about language school.

There are a couple of options in Bern and my challenge this week is to find a program that is right for my (lack of) skills and schedule.

This shouldn’t be difficult, but given my propensity for slacking on the German front, this could take months.

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About Tara McLaughlin

I'm a stay-at-home mom to two girls in my boyfriend's hometown of Bern, Switzerland. Life as a new mom in a foreign country has been, in so many ways, rewarding and challenging. I will document that journey here, on Another 52 Weeks.
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2 Responses to Week 35: No more excuses. Language school.

  1. Mom says:

    you can do it … you have always shined in the class room

  2. ChristinaGlazar says:

    Hang out with lots of Swiss people and try to go to school in person …. that is how I learned English. Learning from your partner is a hard. If you are among lots of people who only speak German you eventually will learn it and if it is just because you want so badly to share with them.

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