Wednesday, September 24, 2008

english class

I didn't learn a second language until I was in high school, and even then it was somewhat of a joke with Senor Vela and his notorious yellow mustache he had from chain smoking. I remember being kicked out of his class one day for passing out gum to everyone before he came in. It was supposed to be a joke, but I got the boot. No chiclet meant No chiclet.

I was able to sneak this picture without too many of them noticing. Armenian kids start learning English in the third grade. It sounds impressive, but the truth is that they only know how to read English. Comprehension is not a priority as many of the teachers aren't concerned if they can or can't comprendo. If a class can run 45 minutes without a reason to start yelling and pinching ears, its a good day.

2 comments:

flip said...

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www.myAquari0.blogspot.com

My early post were in Portuguese but some weeks ago I started writing in English too…

flip

Paige Prince said...

thanks for the nice words, flip. its good to know there are good people out there. i'll take a trip to your blog asap.