Published: July 23rd 2012July 23rd 2012
English is the language of choice these days. Today we asked the Sisters to try to speak English at meals, and we teachers will spread out and sit among them in the dining room. Meanwhile Maureen and I are each teaching two sections of English, and we meet each section twice a day. Maureen has the Cuvilly and Namur groups, and I have the Amiens and Ghent groups. We're working on verb tenses, pronouns, prepositions, new vocabulary and pronunciation. The Side by Side materials -- texts, workbooks, picture cards and CDs -- are excellent, and the students seem to be enjoying them. Today I gave my students a little written homework -- to write about themselves, their families and their interests. When I asked them to send it to me by email, they applauded! Here is a photo of the Amiens group in one of the lovely gardens on the compound.