viernes, 17 de junio de 2011

Ingles y/or Spanish

I'm trying to be better about more updates with less info each so here's another update for y'all!
         With the extra class in the afternoon and English class at night, Wednesdays are long days. Nevertheless, I really enjoy the interactions we have with the people each week. The students know English fairly well, como 300 level about so its not difficult to communicate with them. Their homework assignment for this week was that they bring something to demonstrate for the class and teach us how to do. One taught us how to tango and used my to demonstrate. That was pretty fun!
         We led the class by ourselves this week because the director of the university was busy. It was a snap and I think we all enjoyed ourselves. I am very glad to have had this opportunity to experience an English class in a Spanish speaking country.

         After class the girls (no boys allowed!) went to Heredia for a shopping trip. We walked around looking for a thrift store that Amanda had been to with her host mom. It took us awhie to find it but we found lots of cool shops along the way!
         For dinner we had a professora from Whitworth visit our house. I got to play the translator since she only spoke a little bit of Spanish and my host-parents don’t speak any English. It was actually easier than I thought it would be, although it was confusing to switch back and forth between the languages! Sometimes I’d start speaking Spanish to the professor on accident! Overall it was a really great experience and I was really glad I had the opportunity to do it!

2 comentarios:

  1. sounds like a fun week. glad you're practicing your translation skills for when we arrive! and looking forward to seeing what gems you picked up at the thrift store!! see you in less than 4 weeks!
    love you Em,

  2. Loved talking with you and Wednesday, Emma! Glad you are doing well and we are praying for you. Love you, Emma! See you this Wednesday!