Friday, October 29, 2010

Not a Good Language Day


Language learning HARD!

Today was not a good day...I know everyone has them.

But damn!

I really hate feeling stupid. I remember when I got to high school and got an algebra teacher who was not particularly patient or good at teaching new concepts, I felt stupid. I decided I was bad at math, even though I had always been good at math.

I continued to think I was bad at math, even after earning subsequent A's in algebra II, calculus and trig.

I felt like that again today...this time in language. And I have never felt that way about studying language.

I feel like I don't have a handle on the endings at all. I feel like I can say a lot of what I want to, but all the endings are wrong. Which really changes the meaning.


I know I will get past it. I know my teacher is an excellent teacher. People I trust trust her abilities, and so do I.

But man, I hate feeling stupid.


Becky said...

Amen to that. I hate how dumb language learning makes me feel. Sometimes I wonder if kids learn languages fast not only because they are young but also because they don't get so upset about saying stuff incorrectly. Good luck. Hope it gets better soon.

Connie said...

Some days... it's like English is a second language and I've forgotten what my first one is. Some days are just like that. Sounds like one of THOSE days got you. Hang in there :) !

hannah said...

Aww, I flew over Estonia this weekend. It looked pretty from a few thousand meters up! I waved to Talinn for you.

You can do it!!