Thanks to Linda Green at the Alive and Mortal group on Facebook.
Sunday, September 11, 2022
I have an actual, paid ESL job! It's very part-time but promises to be quite satisfying.
This semester I am teaching ESL to adults on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30PM to 8:00PM at Eaglecrest High School. I won't be working directly for the Cherry Creek school district but am employed by thelearingsource.org (TLS), a non-profit that provides adult ESL classes to various districts in Colorado.
At present I have seven students: three who speak Spanish and four who speak Russian.
It will be fun having them all in the classroom. However I do hope to get them set up to go on Zoom, on their phones if nothing else, in case of snow days.
Of course if I do get everything prepared, satisfactorily, for snow days, that means we probably won't have any. It's like carrying an umbrella.
Tuesday, August 23, 2022
...and then, after spending the rest of the day trying to get them restored, I ran into the cartoon, below. It seemed apt, somehow.
We forget how much of our current capabilities depends on maintaining very, sophisticated systems and networks. Thanks to ReignOfReads on Facebook for the reminder.
Monday, August 22, 2022
Saturday, August 13, 2022
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Thanks to Andrew Owen at ESL English Teachers (Off2Class Official) group on Facebook.
I have one more of my own:
What the Japanese delegate says: "That would be very difficult."
What the Japanese delegate means: "No!"
What the American delegate hears: "Make some practical suggestions to help us work this out!"