My First Spanish Class in Madrid

Today was my first Spanish class, officially learning Spanish in a formal class with an experienced Spanish language teacher in a local community center.

Phew…what can I say about the class?
Right now, I am at the most bottom of the class. That’s about it. My mind kept drifting during the 2-hours class, 90% of the time.

Drifting because….I just want to know why there is no pause when my teacher speaks Spanish. As if she never stops for a breather…hehe. I find that pretty amazing….like wow…like I want some punctuation like I really can’t find a pattern of intonation, and like I really hope I can nail where I should put the accent in my speech.

My scattered mind is a big mumble jumble…lalalalala.

My teacher probably understood my frustration as she kept throwing sympathetic glances and smiles towards my pitiful self. T_T

Most of the students in my class are either working in Madrid or married to Spanish. They come from various countries namely; China, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Morocco, Cameroon, Romania, and me; Malaysia.

Okay…I’m the only Malaysian. Agagagaga..No one basically knows where Malaysia is situated on the world map. Even the teacher. That was great…yeah??

What I am really frustrated about was that that most of the students speak at least moderate to fluent Spanish!! I am doomed!

Having Latin alphabets in the Spanish language doesn’t make my life easier…I swear. Well…why do I think that the Korean alphabets are not so difficult now? I wanna go back to South Korea!!! *Dream on..*

Let’s talk about the textbook.

Learn Spanish textbook

The teacher recommended ‘Nivel Elemental – Nuevo Español 2000’ by SGEL. So off we went to Gran Via on Monday to find the book at the local book store – Casa del Libro. The book was priced at 22.40 euros roughly about RM98.50.

Gran Via Madrid
Gran Via, Madrid

So far so good. I will be having this class only once a week and mainly I have to do much of the groundwork myself. My teacher can only help me 20% or so and I admit that I am quite at a loss now but it won’t be forever.

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