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Lisa said she was overwhelmed at learning all verbs in the past tense.
I’m still having trouble recognizing verbs from their infinitive form. Plus, I drew a line in the sand this week and refused to write vocabulary words down that I don’t consider a priority (I don’t WANT to have to say “hospitalize”! Who gives an eff if I can’t say “swine flu”?)
Hayley mentioned feeling burned out.
It seems like everyone in class is feeling it in their own way. All the sudden, out of nowhere, class seem to get really hard this week. I found some comfort in the fact that it wasn’t just me. Even if we were all having separate issues, the fact that everyone’s feeling a tightening now reassured me.
And I tried to reassure them: We are not the first new immigrants to go through כיתה א. Hundreds of thousands of olim have gone through this process before us. I’m sure if there is some white paper somewhere on the Ulpan method, it shows that six weeks into the process, the new information overload will get to a point where students begin to feel totally overwhelmed. This must just be part of the process, and like others before us, we will get through it.
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