Oh no! Today is the final Bueno, entonces… class…triste!
I have really enjoyed learning from the dvd, and I know my Spanish has come on ´leaps and bounds´as we say. Obviously I am by no means fluent now, but I can converse quite well, and understand ALOT more than before I started the course. The grammatical structures of Spanish still boggle me, but I do understand them, and my vocabulary is good- ok, so not perhaps not really GOOD, but decent, I no longer feel like a small mute child when surrounded by Spanish speakers!
So this final class of Bueno, entonces… was a telephone exchange between David and Jimena, both of whom were otherwise occupied with family activities- David attending a party at his parents house via webcam, to celebrate their non-divorce, and Jimena surrounded by concerned family after her break-up with Martin. Interesting that they still feel the class should go ahead. Although some useful new vocabulary was covered, for example language that can be heard in airports, I couldn´t help but suspect there was an ulterior motive behind the telephone call…
David was waiting for his neighbour to come around, and she was already almost an hour late. This is something i´m still trying to get used to in Argentina, the time issue. At home I always just to get to places pretty much on time, so when I arrived here I maintained my punctuality, but just ended up hanging around waiting, so, slowly but surely I am adapting to ArgenTIME and getting later, and later!
So finally, about half way through the class the truth behind the phone call revels itself…I feel I should ruin the suprise for future Bueno, entonces… viewers, BUT it is too exciting and suprising for me to keep to myself! Jimena want´s David to take her out! SHOCK SHOCK HORROR HORROR! Why has this exotic and beautiful Argentine succumbed to David´s kooky, offbeat ´charms´!? But perhaps i´m missing somthing? Anyway, today´s class could have been half the length if David wasn´t so obtuse and picked up on Jimena´s hints, but finally the penny drops, and they are going to go out!
Previously I said I wanted to see another series of Bueno, entonces… so I can learn the past tense, but now I want to watch how the relationship between these two develops, how exciting!
And now I am going out to celebrate finshing my course, and to practice my Spanish, because, no matter how many classes I take, the only way I will reeeallly learn is to practice practice practice!