I have some exciting news! I’ve been wanting to teach an English class since before I came here, and it’s finally going to happen! So far I have three students. A class of three will be nice because I’ll be able to invest more time with each of them individually, but also if more people sign up I’ll be excited for that too. So we’ll see what happens.
We’ll be meeting each Thursday afternoon for one hour (though I’m looking into moving the class earlier so we can have more time if need be) starting this week. My three ladies have absolutely no background in English, so we’ll be starting with the alphabet and going from there.
I’m working with the organisation Lifting Hands, which is a volunteer-based organisation that started very shortly after I came down here. More info is on their website, but it’s all in Spanish…so to sum it up, they use our church building during the week to give free classes to nearly 200 students from Los Anonos. English, computer, math, tutoring, even a boxing class–they do it all. So I’m excited to be a part of that.
I’ve never taught an English class before, so I’m not quite sure what I’m doing…I guess we’ll all be learning as we go. But it’s something I want to do, and I’m super excited to get started. It’s great because I’m (obviously) a native English speaker, so that’s something valuable that I can share.
Anyway, we’ll see what happens. I’m sure I’ll update more as we go. So stoked!