- new words had been introduced in the previous class in this way: "by the way, this word means x"; a few days later it re-appeared as if it was obvious that everybody knew it.
yeah that tends to happen to me too, but again I find that it's best to approach the topic in many different ways.
- we had listening comprehension and I was trying to understand the written questions while the tape was playing. Needless to say: when I had a rough grasp of the questions, the tape was already finished...
my teacher tends to do listening comp on her own-without any tapes, which works well in that it's a voice that we're used to hearing, but sometimes I do wish I heard others.
All in all, I am sorry that your hagwon experience was frustrating. Tho I must say it is not unheard of. Many of my friends that go to my 학원 have recently left an institute like the one you described. I guess in a lot of ways that it just depends on the institute that you decide to try out, or also what's available. But also that a multi-faceted approach is always best.
At least you're still studying it here, right? That's pretty cool! 화팅!