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Sideswiped?

26 March 2008

So I have a sinking feeling that we’re in for a rude awakening in the next couple of days, at least from an educational perspective.

The way the class structure works, you take classes for a week or two, then on Fridays, there’s a test of your aptitude to determine if you’re fit to ascend to the next class. It seems most of the people here take these tests pretty seriously, as they are always studying. Al and I, however, don’t seem to fully understand the gravity of our impending doom. Rather than “study” (and what material to study, we haven’t the foggiest idea, as lesson plans here aren’t really…linear. Or defined—page numbers and topics are arbitrary, we’ve discovered), we are focused on applying our knowledge and expanding our skillset by real world testing: in the bars.

At any rate, Al has a test on Friday (I don’t because I take the short bus to the beginner’s class in the basement and they’re giving us a few weeks to stop drooling on ourselves before they ask us to write our ABC’s) and neither of us spend a fraction of the time studying that the rest of our roommates and friends do. Are we missing something? Or are we just that freakin’ smart?

I’m going with B.

-bdmc

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Spirit of 73 permalink
    26 March 2008 6:20 pm

    MC, if you don’t pass your exams in Spain, I’m putting you through your paces when you come back to the States. No Chicago for you until you’re fluent.

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