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*Students’ Countries: 2010

This year I taught students from 36 different countries!

One of my favorite things about my job is getting to meet people from so many different places. While I teach English, I get to learn from them about their countries, cultures, and languages.

This year I learned how to say ‘Thank you’ in Amharic (Ethiopia) and Punjabi (India), ‘How are you’ in Tigrinya (Eritrea), ‘I’m hungry’ and ‘See you later’ in Arabic, ‘I have an older brother and a younger sister’ in Chinese, and ‘Hello’ in Vietnamese. (At least, at the end of the year, these are the phrases I can remember)!

Here’s a map showing where everyone is from:

The countries are:

  1. Algeria
  2. Bangladesh
  3. Bolivia
  4. Brazil
  5. Bulgaria
  6. Cameroon
  7. China
  8. Colombia
  9. Congo
  10. Czech Republic
  11. Eritrea
  12. Ethiopia
  13. Germany
  14. India
  15. Indonesia
  16. Iran
  17. Iraq
  18. Israel
  19. Japan
  20. Jordan
  21. Libya
  22. Macau
  23. Mali
  24. Mexico
  25. Mongolia
  26. Nepal
  27. Pakistan
  28. Poland
  29. Saudi Arabia
  30. Somalia
  31. South Korea
  32. Spain
  33. Taiwan
  34. Thailand
  35. Turkey
  36. Vietnam

It was definitely a diverse, interesting year in teaching.  I had a blast working with both international students and immigrants and refugees.  Here’s to 2010, and looking forward to 2011!