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Final Reflections

May 18th, 2011 by Maya Dougherty · No Comments · Uncategorized

In taking the private reading, I learned a lot from both our weekly classes and teaching ESL in Vermilion. It is such a valuable and unique opportunity to be able to learn about topics in immigration while simultaneously working with an immigrant/migrant community, and brings the experience much more power and relevance.
Although I had been [...]

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Futbol

May 8th, 2011 by Maya Dougherty · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Today we played another soccer game with the same group of people from LCCC. The Willoway guys always seem to really like it, and it’s a good way to get them out of the camp for a little bit and involved with some new people and another activity. Although we have food at the end [...]

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5/01/11

May 4th, 2011 by Maya Dougherty · No Comments · Uncategorized

This week we gathered a group of guys from Willoway and they played a soccer game against some people from LCCC. The game went really well, and ended up going on for so long that we didn’t even have time for English class. The one thing that happened that was both bothersome and kind of [...]

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Pictionary

April 26th, 2011 by Maya Dougherty · No Comments · Uncategorized

We thought that a lot of people wouldn’t show up to class because of Easter this week, but actually they forgot about Easter and didn’t show up because they were watching a soccer game. We did, however, still have two students, so we did a review with them and then had them fill in a [...]

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Descriptions

April 18th, 2011 by Maya Dougherty · No Comments · Uncategorized

Last night in class we worked on teaching words that are used to describe people. We cut out pictures of people from a magazine, and then had our students use some of the new words we had taught them in order to describe the people in the pictures. We then had each student choose one [...]

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First ESL Class

April 10th, 2011 by Maya Dougherty · No Comments · Uncategorized

Today we taught our first ESL class of the semester in Vermilion. We worked on talking about words that are used in location and direction, such as “above, below, towards, along,” etc. We did several different activities, such as passing a ball around the circle and telling people to “put the ball next to you. [...]

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Hello world!

February 22nd, 2011 by Maya Dougherty · No Comments · Uncategorized

Welcome to your blog. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

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