Exams in the present…
Posted by Cool Your Jets IV on January 29, 2011
Yesterday saw us completing our fourth week at Vamos Spanish Academy which means we’ve now completed 80 hours of intense lessons. Its been a fun-filled four weeks and we’ve all thoroughly enjoyed it – some more than others. Our group is quite tight, ourselves along with the Norwegian Thomas are the stalwarts of our group having started at the same time.
We also have Joe from Chicago, he joined three weeks back and Alena being the ‘newbie’ with only two weeks under her belt, though she’s also one of the stronger class mates! We’re a great bunch and all have a very good sense of humour which is important given we’re stuck with each other for four hours each morning. Our Professora Solme has also been superb, she’s really lovely and is a real credit to Vamos.
Over the last four weeks, we’ve been studying the present tense, of which I’m only just starting to get my head around. Being the end of our fourth week meant we would also be tested on what we’ve learned so far, all being well Monday might see us moving on to the past tense, or in my case, i’ll be kicked out of Argentina as I’m really not sure how I’ve done, guess I’ll find out on Monday…
Following classes we met up with Tug and headed back to Palermo Hollywood, capturing the following pieces along the way.
Whilst making plans for a Friday night out, the doorbell rang and it was the rest of our class (plus others) seeing whether we were in – not having mobile phones it was quite amusing to have someone knock and ask whether you’re in/coming out – it was like being 12 again and I was in the mind to say that Shelley nor Tug were allowed out as they hadn’t yet had their tea!
We started off in late afternoon on our balcony and I awoke this morning – there’s at least two dozen empty beer and wine bottles in our flat so I guess a good night was had!!