I sat in on my first official German class today–the intermediate one.  I thought I’d try out both the intermediate and beginners classes to see how far along my self study with the Coles and Dodd grammer got me.  I wasn’t at the top of the class, but I held my own.  I’ll still go to the beginner class to reinforce stuff, but the intermediate is nice since it’s just translation of biblical and theological texts so you actually get to see stuff in context. I’ve been using my 30 min walk to campus as vocab time, and I’ve gotten through about 100 words in just 2-3 days.  So I not only get to lose weight while walking, but I can save prime reading time at the library.