The intensive Lithuanian language course started today. I’ll be in class for the next three and a half weeks, every morning and some afternoons. I was placed in the advanced group, which at first made me nervous. Today I realized how much my language skills have improved in the past year and that I am actually in right level. There are five of us in the advanced level — two Russian students from Moscow State University, a Polish student from Warsaw and a Swedish engineer. The students are all in Baltic Studies programs and the engineer likes learning languages. Today’s lesson was just right, challenging enough that I learned new things but not so difficult that I got frustrated. It’s also great to speak Lithuanian with other students at my level — I can understand them because we have the same level of vocabulary and make the same mistakes. I think the course will be quite useful and I’m looking forward to the lessons.
Today’s favorite phrase:
Aš nesigailiu savo pasirinkto kelio. (I don’t regret my chosen path.)