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Final Reflections on Class

May 20th, 2011 by Rebecca Jones · No Comments · Uncategorized

I really learned SO much in class. I loved that we focused on really practical knowledge about the immigration system. When we talked about legislation one immigration, our focus was on the ways in which its implementation would/does affect real people in their daily lives and what strategies can be used to help them. I [...]

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Final Reflections on ESL

May 20th, 2011 by Rebecca Jones · No Comments · Uncategorized

Mimi and I were both a little disappointed that we didn’t get to spend much time teaching English. But I really thought that the opportunity to get out of the Oberlin bubble once a week and talk to people whose days involve something other than sitting in a classroom was really interesting and really opened [...]

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Leading Class

May 20th, 2011 by Rebecca Jones · No Comments · Uncategorized

Today, Claire and I led class on Immigration Reform in the private reading. It went pretty well, although I think there was way too much of us just talking at everyone else. We talked about some historical Immigration Reforms, like IRCA under Reagan, and some present proposals, like REPAIR, CIR ASAP, and AGjobs. We discussed [...]

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Empty Classroom, Take Two

May 20th, 2011 by Rebecca Jones · No Comments · Uncategorized

Another lesson with no attendees Cindy, Mimi and I went to Willoway, planning to use the lesson Mimi and I already had prepared. Unfortunately, no one came to class after we walked around and knocked on everyone’s doors. We think it’s really just a bad time for class, it’s during dinner and the [...]

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Empty Classroom

May 20th, 2011 by Rebecca Jones · No Comments · Uncategorized

Mimi and I went to teach ESL again, this time on our own. We planned a lesson about cooking, and our plan was to go through some food/kitchen vocabulary first and then do an activity. We were going to ask everyone to think of all the items they use to cook, like vegetables, fruits, and [...]

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1st ESL Class!

April 14th, 2011 by Rebecca Jones · No Comments · Uncategorized

Mari, Mimi and I had our first ESL class yesterday. Only two people came, but it was great and really exciting. Our lesson wasn’t super well planned out so Mari did a lot of the teaching. We talked a lot about how to be more useful to the guys, since their living situation in the [...]

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Hello world!

February 22nd, 2011 by Rebecca Jones · No Comments · Uncategorized

yo! Hi. i haven’t taught ESL yet, so I’m going to write about class. So far my favorite thing about class is that we are learning REALLY useful information. I feel like what I have learned so far is preparing me to be a good, educated activist for migrant rights. It’s important to know, for [...]

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