We have been meeting with a German tutor 3 to 4 times a week for about 1 and a half hours each time. She is a very good teacher. We have been learning basic words and have started with some of the grammar. We have post-its all over the apartment, we have a computer program and we have flash cards. We are getting better every day. The first day that we met with her she gave us the pencils that you see in the picture.