Talking with my mom yesterday she asked the question "When do you think you will be able to communicate in German?" Now that is a great question and I wish I knew the answer! Based on a recent conversation with my neighbor I think it might be awhile!
Me: Danke for the Kuchen!
Neighbor: Letztes Wochenende hat mein Enkelkind eine Geburtstagsparty gehabt, und ich habe ihm von euch erzaehlt. Er wollte euch ein Stueck Kuchen geben.
Luke: What did she say?
Me: Her grandson had a birthday and they told him about our family and he wanted to share some of his cake with us...I think.
Me again: Brad told me that your Tochter will have her surgery on Freitag. We will be praying for her...
more small talk in the elevator continued about how Levi is in Kindergarten across the street, as I hurl my arms in the direction of the school and point to Levi every time I am talking about him...
Someday, (I hope) the synapses that send messages to my tongue will be able to figure out this German stuff and I will be able to complete a paragraph and NOT just insert the few words I DO know and maybe I'll even be able to keep my hands in my pockets.
Please pray for our neighbors Tochter as she undergoes surgery tomorrow and for me as I struggle to learn Deutsch.
In the meantime, maybe I should check with the Deutsch Akademie to see if they ever use this learning style for German...