Quick update before I head out for the day. I think it’s only like 5am in Chicago now. It’s noon here.
Yesterday I took my placement exam for my classes. I wanted to take it this week, and not Monday when everyone else takes it, so that I wouldn’t have to waste class time testing. The test was a few fill-in-the-blank questions on a few sections on one page plus a section where we were supposed to write a few sentences about our day yesterday. Nothing too complicated, though there were about 3 fill-in-the blanks where I wasn’t sure what the statement was even supposed to be saying (generally because I wouldn’t have chosen to say it like that or I’d add/subtract a “que” or something).
I’m confused as to what level I’m in. There are 8 levels: absolute beginner, A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2(1), C2(2). I thought I had tested into B2, which is upper intermediate and appropriate for me in my opinion, but then I received the book for B1. I don’t know if whoever tested me changed their mind or made a mistake or what. I went to the bookstore to ask about it. The employee there said she’d have no way of knowing which one I’m supposed to have, but offered me the book below it to look at and I was thinking, Dang, is my Spanish that bad? I figure I’ll find out the stuff about my classes one way or the other on Monday.
I actually had a dream about this last night. Everyone was in the B2 class and one of the administrators told me that B1 was best for me. I woke up, a little while later realized it was all a dream, and thought it was hilarious that I’m dreaming about this stuff already.
While in the office talking to someone, I met one of my flatmates. They have her working in the office already (I think that’s an option for EU citizens who attend this school). She already knew my last name so she knew it was me. There are 2 other girls either living in the flat already or going to be living there. This first one seems nice- she wanted to introduce herself to me once she realized it was me. Hopefully the other girls are just as nice.