When I first arrived in Germany and Münster specifically I was a little disappointed by how poorly I actually spoke German. But I'm looking forward to the exposure from both classes and home life, hopefully I improve quite a bit before going back to the US. I was amazed by how quickly everyone spoke. I could understand pieces and words of conversations, but I couldn't always piece together the point or what exactly they were saying. When we first got here I was particularly bad at going in stores because I would always panic and speak in English, but I've gotten much better since then at asking them to speak slower instead, so that I can actually work on my German and not my English!