Saturday, November 04, 2006
my first esl students
last wednesday i did the IRC program with the moms (it's called 1st Things 1st, they take their children to preschool whilst taking esl classes), and man i had a WONDERFUL time! there were 28 women in class from all over: sudan, uganda, somalia, a handful who are mexican. beginning english was their common language and they made all efforts to communicate with each other. im so excited for next wednesday, b/c i'll get to have my own group to work with. when i substitute teach, i usually leave feeling so drained, but i was popping with energy leaving class on wednesday :) In a couple of fridays, i'll start doing the after school tutoring program at Crawford- it's open to all, but mainly esl students come. i'm eager to see what the teenagers will be like.