Now, I know it is not going to be any use at all to me, not at my age, not without a job (and I won’t get one either, not one where I could make use of it), AND, always having the English language to fall back on…but I love it! I have always loved German. The reason? It’s the exact one most people hate it: I love the sound of it!!
My sister decided, loooong ago (She is a Fifty something too), she was going to do languages at University. She had already studied English and French in High School . So I convinced her she should do English and German, that way she would speak three foreign languages. I suppose I was a bit biased….She almost killed me over it!!!!!!!! It is definitely not an easy language to learn. But she did learn it, in fact, she speaks it really well, better than English AND she uses it daily in her job. So I guess she should thank me for it, ah ah ah.
I instead, learned only English. But, I was always sorry I didn’t get to learn the language I adored.
Back to present day now. I have been looking to returning to work for a while now and, in the process, I have come across some courses designed (theoretically though) to help people to get back into the system. One of these was a German course. I had to try it!
Well, that was soo much fun! After one month and 36 hours ( or was it 32? I don’t know, I just know it was an exciting though tough month!) I know this: it’s bloody difficult, there are a lot of words though that sound like the English ones, I will never manage to say much more than ” my name is E. and I come from Italy”, and I LOVE IT!!!!
So, I have decided to have private lessons. I found this amazing, “psycho” as I am woman, who now teaches me the language. I love her too, we just have such a laugh! It has taken almost two months to get to the end of Unit 1 but who cares! B.t.w., experts say, all this learning is good for the brain of Fifty something….