Maybe I have just been spoiled by having done other languages, maybe it just seems easy because I did the same thing in German or Dutch or something. Whatever, it's incredibly frustrating. I mean, homework for this week - a few grammar exercises and "Write 60 words about your last holiday." I'd expect that a few weeks into a beginner's class. In fact, that's what we were doing in first year German. Still, I probably look as baffled as everyone else, only I'm wondering why everyone's still rambling about the different kinds of past tense, not trying to work out random examples of them in English or asking what is imperfect about the imperfect tense.
On the other hand, it makes a nice change not to be the worse student in the class!