Now I guess days spent on scrutinizing what segmental relevance is, why Daniel Jones from the London phonological school talks about family of sounds, or trying to understand the difference between Old English strong and weak vowels or the theory of Nexus and Juncture by Jesperson finally gave the positive results.
People, I passed my first exam excellently!!!
Now I can breath a bit calmly, though the final exam on pedagogics and methods of foreign language teaching is still ahead. More ten days absorbing the questions from early in the morning till the point where I get exhausted. But at least, now I won’t look for stylistic devices in everything English I read or listen, trying to analyse whether it’s a metaphor, euphemism, alliteration or a stylistic inversion. Phew… 🙂
On the other hand, I’m very glad that I studied the language from its scientific points, and not the practical alone. Well, the mastery of the language comes along with the practice, while I will always have this luggage of knowledge with me. I hope so.
Yet, the next is left – now studying how to give knowledge, habits and skills to the school pupils. Let’s see how I will end up!!