Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Saying "Goodbye" to ESL Students

One of the great pleasures I get from teaching ESL students in the U.S. is that I get to "travel vicariously." I really enjoy meeting people from other countries, learning about other cultures, and generally, meeting new people.

I just had my last meeting with an ESL student that I have been meeting with two to three times a week for the last year. It was such a pleasure "working" with him. I put working in quotes because this was indeed a case of "do what you love and the money will follow."

My student's English improved significantly while he was here. He was really determined to improve his English and he did a lot of studying outside of class. He worked with me primarily to improve his speaking skills, which he did significantly.

I really learned a lot from him, as well. It was a great pleasure meeting with him and I will miss our discussions.

I love my job! (Mostly.)


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