English Instruction In Armenia Bonito – Third Class

Mike teaching English in Armenia BonitoMike taught our third English as a Second Language (ESL) course in the community of Armenia Bonito.  This was the 3rd of 10 weekly classes we will teach to this group. These classes are on Thursdays from 9am to 11am.  Erin is attending a medical conference in Copan, Honduras.  So, Mike got to teach the whole class today.

It has been pouring down rain all day.  The rain impacted the class in two ways…1) the number of participants dropped from 33 to 23, and, 2) the downpour on the tin roof made it very hard to hear.  But, it was still a great class.

We reviewed colors and body parts.  We read John 3:16 for listening practice.  And, we introduced pronouns.  Pamela, our two-week intern, doesn’t speak any Spanish.  However, she was able to help greatly by listening to pronunciation and correcting the students.

This was a special class as eight of the students stayed behind to talk and socialize after class.  We are starting to build relationships and get closer to the people of the community, and, it is happening naturally and not forced.

Several of the students informed Mike that they missed Tereza (as Erin is called here), because, “she speaks better Spanish then you”.