Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Teaching English CAN be fun
There was the military marine engineer who develops software to map the ocean floor. He needed my help preparing for his conference presentation in Berlin. We cleaned up his PowerPoint slides and he rehearsed his presentation in English. Interesting stuff!
I learned a lot about the public hospital system in Niterói from a young physician student in residence there. Scary stuff.
Oh, and there was the guy who would come to class with Christian children’s songs he wanted help translating. It always felt like he was doing his best to convert me to his religion. And he hated all things Lula. He doesn’t come around any longer. I may have been a little too harsh with him.
What about you, my fellow teachers, any fun or interesting characters among your students?