Last year, my boss and I agreed on me learning a second foreign language. Let’s say, Spanish. From the OK to the ordering, our purchasing department took six weeks. By the time they had faxed my sign-up to the local Berlitz franchise, the course was full. I told the Berlitz people to sign me up for the next possible course then. Never heard back – I just sent an inquiry. Let’s hope they didn’t forget. Or worse – signed me up and never sent me the course details.

They offer pretty neat courses, by the way. Maximum of 5 students. 2h each week. 6-9 months duration. That should teach me.