“By the end of this week, I’ll have you translating Goethe.”
This was the promise my professor made to our class on the first day of the HDS Summer Language Program. We looked back at her, incredulous.
“I’m serious,” she said. “Every year I say this to my students, and they think I’ve gone off the deep end, but by the end of the week you’ll see that I’m right. The transformation that you’ll experience in this next eight weeks will shock you.”