Living in Germany would make learning German seem much easier, but the major struggle is constantly feeling judged by people here when I do use German.
I don’t mind being corrected, but please don’t tell me that you’re surprised I don’t speak better German than I do. Your off putting remarks have a lasting impact and make me resentful. After all, you should be happy that I am trying to communicate with you in your language!
I’m able to communicate and get what I need, however I know I’m not always grammatically correct, which is the struggle in German. It is frustrating since I live here, and I have to remind myself that it takes time.
After taking some time off I will return to my classes on Monday. I hope I haven’t forgotten too much.
I just got back from Ljubljana. It was a nice trip and something interesting to do for myself. I feel accomplished, especially since it was supposed to be a direct train and ended up being 4 trains, a bus, and a car ride due to unfortunate circumstances. Fortunately I met some wonderful young women along the journey.