Foreign Service

I passed my Arabic test

There have been a couple of excellent retrospectives on language training over the last couple of months. Now that I’m finished with Arabic, I have a only one thing to add: it’s very easy to forget that, while individual teachers employed by FSI may care about me as an individual, FSI-the-institution does not.

This goes double for EFMs.

The good news is that I am done language training! Hurray! I’ve been getting emails from ConGen talk about how intense the class is, but you know what? It can’t be worse than the unbelievable amount of time I had to put into studying Arabic. I passed my test, and by better than the hair of my chinny-chin-chin, and I am relieved.

The countdown to Jerusalem has begun!раскрутка

2 thoughts on “I passed my Arabic test

  1. Let me know when you get here andI’ll a make a point of introducing you around the cool parts of East Jerusalem where you can actually use said Arabic and bring the kiddos.

    As insurance against me turning out to be a total psycho, ask the political section at the ConGen about the Canadians. There’s only two of us and we don’t bite, but your new colleagues can vouch for us.

  2. Congrats!! ConGen will be nothing compared to language training. And I am sure there is a story behind your extra language learning tip…

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