Well I finally finished my Teaching English as a Second Language certificate. There were many long hours in front of the computer studying for my certificate. Re-stimulating neurons that had not been exposed to terminology such as "present continuous tense" and "future perfect continuous tense" in several decades. But alas it is done. Now for experience I am teaching an English class with people from my pueblo on Wednesdays. I just asked for donations and had no idea what to expect since most are struggling financially.
The class was so much fun. I fell in love with teaching! I had people ranging from 5 years old to 60 + years old. All told I had about 20 students. The biggest challenge is "Mexican Time" The class starts at 6pm and is an hour long. I had people there 10 mins early and had people coming in all the way up to the end of the class. I need to express the importance of starting on time and sticking to our schedule. This is going to be harder than it sounds.
Anyhow my students were attentive, eager to learn and having fun! I earned a handful of coins (which I donated to the church that was letting us use their facilities) and an hour after class my students showed up with dinner for Ed and I. Yummmmmmmy tamales!!!
All in all it was a great success and I can't wait for this Wednesday!