Nobody likes taking language tests at FSI.
Or if they do, they also like bidding. And waiting.
I don't think that person exists.
Language testing is always exhausting, even if you are decent at the language, because the instructor is pushing to see the limits of your abilities. And they are always stressful, even if the results don't matter.
And they always matter, just not always officially.
Sometimes it is just that you really want to impress your teacher, or you really want to know that you have been making as much progress as you think you have. And sometimes, it matters in terms of when you can go to post.
So though some of the stress can be self-imposed, it is always stressful nonetheless.
And today, I found out we are getting an EXTRA language test.
So instead of one progress test and one final test, we will have two progress tests. The first will be around Thanksgiving or Christmas.
Talk about getting a turkey.