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:
- Czech Republic
- Saudi Arabia
- South Korea
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!