hahaha I just got back from Brazil and me and a buddy were looking up all the bad words/pick up phrases with our phones too hahah
Has the tutoring made a noticeable difference? My mother has a friend who teaches Japanese at the Houston Japan Society here in Houston but I just dont know if it would make that much of a difference.
I just started, so it's hard to tell. I know a few phrases, and can pick out bits here and there when watching tv. She also, speaks to us in German to us at our lessons, and not just telling us phrases, but speaks to us like you would a child. When we get something wrong, she will correct us, and use hand gestures so we can infer what she is talking about. It is really frustrating, but I feel it works. I just felt a bit cheated how in America all we learn is English, except for whatever language you take in high school, but I didn't absorb it because I stopped trying. My plan is to go back to Germany next Christmas and be able to speak the language a bit.