It's been awhile since I've truly felt "stressed." But this week, deadlines, presentations, and various emergencies have given me that tense feeling in my stomach.
On the other hand, now that I'm used to my instructors, I feel much more relaxed with them and my classmates. It reminds me how important it is for students to feel safe in the classroom, especially when learning a foreign language.
My grammar instructor takes an intense approach to teaching, but at the same time her emotional character provides moments of amusement.
Yesterday, for instance, someone in a nearby classroom was speaking rather loudly and boisterously, but not very coherently...