So let me just flat out admit right now that I am not... as was made painfully clear to me today. I received my placement test results for my second semester of study abroad (in Japan) and found out that I did not proceed to the next level up, but only to the "faster track" version of the same course I had just completed... How does that even happen? I know I learned a lot last semester, and really don't feel I'm in need of going through the same material a second time... And yet, the test results say otherwise. How do I explain that to my professors back at home? How do I show my face to everyone who surpassed me?
I do apologize for bringing so much emo-ness into the community. I'm just terribly worried, discouraged, and, yes, self-deprecated. :/
If anyone could share stories of their obstacles with language acquisition (and, if they've been resolved, how you cleared your hurdles), I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.