Well I had my 2nd day of school today to learn the Swedish language. It was interesting and I have to admit it's fun. I wasn't sure what it would be like to be back in school again but it's good. I have met some new people who are in my class that are very nice. I never thought I would ever see myself in a foreign country sitting in a classroom with people from all over the world like Jordan, Africa, Iran, Phillipines, China, Brasil, Russia, Poland, Australia & Spain. I am the only American in my class and it seemed a little strange at first to be the only one from my country there, yet at the same time it felt good. It's hard to explain.
The teacher is really nice and he is from Austria so when he says some things to us he has an accent which is hard to understand all his swedish words because of it. In the end we get it and he speaks NO english at all in class..it's all Swedish, everything. He takes his time and repeats things till we understand what he's saying, and if we still do not get it then he will explain in english. Two people in the class don't even know english so I think it might be harder for them. I also do my best to use what swedish I do know to ask questions when I don't understand. I can go all day without speaking english in school, only because it's very basic right now.
Either way I am happy I am doing this and getting the chance to do it so I can understand people here more and what more can I ask for in life then to be fluent in another language? In 6 months the class will be over and we should all be able to get by in swedish in everyday life and hold a normal conversation. I'm excited to do this!