Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Our first victims!

Dear diary,

Here are my first students:

Beginner level students

They may not speak/pronounce correctly or confidently, but Viet Nam sure does know how to teach them proper grammar. Aside from a few missteps that most usually make (not pluralizing nouns), students here have a very good grasp of the English language. A lot of them have greater technical skills than native speakers.

Which one of them looks interesting to y'all? I have to pick one to interview. You can't tell from this photo, but a lot of them are still rather shy and hesitant in class. But, as soon as I whipped out the camera to ask for a picture, they were all smiles, specially those two in the front! 

We only get these students for a week and a half, about 2 hours a day. After that, we move on to a more advanced group and repeat the process. As you can imagine, interacting and teaching our lessons are the best parts of the course so far. The rest of it is kicking my ass, for sure. All the information they have to cram into each day is mind-boggling. But, it's what I'm here for, so no complaining. 

Off to day three!


1 comment:

  1. whos the emo guy in the white shirt in the back? lol tell him to smile!