Monday, July 07, 2008

First Day...

Today was our first day of school! This past six weeks we've been doing what New Tribes Mission calls "stage one". We would have a tutor come to our house for about 2 hours everyday and we would learn new nouns and verbs and so on.
Well now we are on to the formal side of it. There is a school in town here that is specifically designed to teach people how to speak Indonesian. We were really excited to start our new school and learn more and more each day how to communicate with the people around us! Please pray that we would be humble learners and that God would be glorified through us!

Our class schedule:
8:00-8:15 Learn new song
8:15-9:00 Sharing your experience yesterday with pre-made Indonesian text (home work).
9:00-9:25 Text understanding
9:25-10:00 Fluency Practice
10:00-10:20 Break
10:20-10:35 Pronunciation Practice
10:35-11:00 Vocabulary Practice
11:00-11:40 Grammar Practice
11:40-12:00 Text Drill's

Home Work Every Day:
I met with 10 strangers (3)
I used parts of today's text (2)
I met with a neighbor (1)
I visited an Indo. home (3)
Participate in social act. (4)
Review today's text (1)
Look up tomorrow's lesson (1)
Get a new acquaintance (2)
Listine to Indo. tape/radio (2)
I consulted my instructor (1)

Total Points: (20)

20 Points = the fast track movers
15 Points = the winners
10 Points = snail track (poor)
5 Points = very poor, no enthusiasm (Do you really need to be in this course? Please reconsider why you want to get the language)

4 comments:

Jonathan said...

Best of luck on your quest to get 20 points a day!!!!

Ben & Ruth said...

Thanks buddy, We'll see what we can do! I just don't want the:
"very poor, no enthusiasm (Do you really need to be in this course? Please reconsider why you want to get the language)!"

-Kane's

Anonymous said...

So, Ruth, I know you're great at language. How's it going?

Mamacita

Anonymous said...

How exciting all this new learning. The girls will be a big help as it will probably be easy for them!!!!!! Let us know who gets 20 Ben or Ruth.