Welcome to my safe heaven for the next couple of months ! I’ll be writing some personal thoughts about my course of academic english and life in general. To begin with, let’s talk about the class of the first week.
To be honest, I didn’t look forward to the first class of academic english. The main reason for it lies in the fact that I’m not a morning person at all. I have this general feeling that everything that I do before noon is utter contraproductive. Getting up before 10 ‘o clock in the morning is a considerable challenge for me. This student’s life has made me incredibly lazy. My routine of secondary school is only two years ago, but I can’t imagine myself ever having to get up at 6:45, every morning.
Long story short, I managed to get up for my class at 9:50, which was alamingly late knowing that the class started at 10. To top it all, I didn’t find the right classroom. I forgot that the regular entrance of Hoveniersberg was blocked by fences due to some maintenance works. So I had to cross the entire neighboring building which took some time, as I totally didn’t know the structure of the building. At last, I entered the classroom at 10:20, but the the professor didn’t mind.
The class itself went really well. I noticed that I had to refresh some of my vocabulary. My active vocabulary clearly shrunk due to two years of non-active use of English, but I did manage to follow the course and to express myself in a decent way. The content of the class wasn’t really that difficult, it could easily be compared with an upper-intermediate class in secondary school. Well, no, it’s not really the same, it’s by far more practical and fun. What I like the most: grammar (oh, I hated those annoying grammar lessons) is quickly dealt with.
I may find the class not that hard, I certainly don’t underestimate it. It will still take some time and effort to make all that knowledge of secondary school active again ! I look forward to improving my academic skills!