Your Speak-in-a-Week course was very helpful. It provided some straight to the point tips which were after all pretty obvious, but at the same time very clever. The part that went the most swiftly was writing down sentences I would use in conversation. Being alone and concentrating on composing sentences was actually easier than expected. A dictionary was sometimes very helpful too and I even managed to apply some grammar which seemed convincing to me. The locals were happy that I was studying their language and overall gave pretty positive feedback.
Your course was very refreshing and challenging. I like that you provided daily tasks and at the same time shared some of your stories of personal experience. Each day I looked forward to seeing your next e-mail.