This has to be one of the biggest questions of the world. Has anyone ever had a problems-free school time? No bad grades, no teacher whom you disliked, no bullying? That's science-fiction.
Yes, after more than one year I finally got into the Swedish educative system; about time. I started with some job-coaching courses that honestly were fine but it wasn't actually school. I then followed a quick preparative course in Swedish language, which led me to the course I am in now. I'm actually following a high school program but I'm studying in vuxenskola, adults' school.
This was the first hard hit: I'm barely twenty and they put me in adults' school. *sigh* Okay, I understand that it's the law but still. They could at least have spared me one thing... you see, I'm an immigrant and so I'm not very good at Swedish. So whoever was responsible for this course
decided to take 20 immigrants, put them in the same class, wait two years and everybody will have a job.
I'm sorry that's not how it works. Some in my class can't put 3 Swedish words together in a sentence while some can talk almost fluently...
As far as I'm concerned, I'm really trying to learn the language. Before the course even started, I read the whole first book alone, one chapter every day. It was very hard at the time but now I'm friends with this book. My Swedish is pretty good, and here I spend every school day waiting for the rest of my class to catch up. All the time. The teachers take 5mn explaining something I took 1mn to understand - and that was one week ago. The teachers explain something that I already know while I'm only longing to move on, I get bored, stop listening and do something else. This is how every day goes.
After a month of this, having fever all day and skipping school feels golden.
Yes I've been pretty sick recently.
I'm sorry about ranting, but my friends know that I'm not a patient person. Especially with studying, I'm in very much of a hurry because I need this education in my everyday life and I need it now
. Every day my teachers say that we have all time in the world, and we're going to go even slower from now on because some students have problems following.
So yes, I have talked to my teachers, who said that this can't be helped. I understand this. I'm trying to change schools but as I said I'm in a hurry
otherwise the snail pace wouldn't annoy me this much
and I really don't want to wait until fall term starts.
Oh and to top it all, I really don't think that the school I'm in is welcoming at all... it's actually the complete opposite; it feels like my class is not desired here. Whenever something is wrong, it's always my class that is blamed. Talk about a nice atmosphere...
What keeps me going currently is geekiness. Geeky interest like cosplay and circle lenses as well as video games fill my world. It feels like a rollback to high school times...
Anyways, I have received a brand-new game platform yesterday and I currently have two games for it, including one that I'm currently crazy about (looking at you...
) The only thing missing is a charger so I can actually play the thing. Here I'll be camping in front of my mailbox in another week, waiting for the godly cable!
Until next time!