Friday, July 6, 2012

Day 6 Saya bisa bichara sesuwatu di bahasa indonesia sedikit sedikit saja

Today was a big day for me. At the conference session, we voted on amendments to The Code of Phi Delta Theta and then we had lunch and a meet and greet session with all the guys who are running for the General Council. After that, I went out the Oregon Gamma delegate and we checked out the National Mall (ie White House, Washington Monument, Lincoln Monument, Capitol, Jefferson Monument, Reflecting pool,...) Totally tired and totally fun.

Before I get too involved, here's the rules for Day 6:

1.       Open your newspaper or magazine and continue where you left off, highlighting and reading.
2.       After 10 minutes with the newspaper, read Chapter 9 of your course book.
3.       Write in your notebook all the vocabulary from that chapter
4.       Write on the flashcards all the vocabulary from that chapter and the newspaper
5.       Find your Phrasebook and begin studying pronouns, key verbs, and key nouns
6.       Find your Language Audio files and start with lesson one. It's usually not a good idea to move to lesson 2 until you can repeat all the necessary parts of lesson 1 without having to stop the audio. Repeat lesson 1 as much as you want.
7.       Utilize hidden time to study flashcards
8.       Study flashcards before going to bed

As you can see, Day 6 is when the audio files come out. So, up until this point, there's been a lot of vocabulary words, some grammar, some reading, some speaking, and now we begin the speaking/listening practice. It's a tough day anyway, so that was really hard to do.

In honesty, I felt that the audio files were a little but of a refresher, but more of a slowdown than anything else. At this point, I was covering a chapter (Chapter 9) about feeling hot and cold, sad and happy, and how to add the pronouns "Very" to sentences, but the audio files was basic introductions, like "Excuse me" and "can you speak indonesian?" So it was interesting to see how much I can come along in 6 days.  It was interesting, but the language is getting harder. I think it's gonna get even rockier in the future.

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