Well, I am in Bulgaria and am learning the local language. After about a month here, I speak at the level of a five or six year old, but with less squealing and throwing things. I am still in the training phase and will not move to my final site (where I will work for two years) for another six weeks. Once at the new site, I will continue to work and use Bulgarian. At this rate I expect to be able to hold a conversation in six months without making a fool of myself. I wont start a gaming group until then.