It’s official: fluency is just around the corner!
Well, maybe not just, but our teacher did proudly tell us today that we have been studying one month and have come very far, so she thinks by three months we will be fluent! (Yes, she used the word fluent!) She also said she noticed that we are studying at home and that it is helping. I’m a complete goody-two-shoes and this made me feel wonderful.
For the first two weeks we tried to take our two hour lesson together, but it wasn’t working too well. The language came a little easier to me, so Stephen ended up quiet. We then suggested that for the first hour she talks directly to Stephen and I simply listen, then we switch. It’s been working so much better and she is so proud of him. He’s getting much better in his speaking and she was telling him today how he is understanding more and speaking more!
We try to study our vocabulary at home every day and she has started to make us little homework sheets that we take to translate five sentences from English to Karen and five sentences from Karen to English. Anyway, we’re excited.