1 month passed in Colombia/ コロンビアでの1ヶ月を経て

September 30, 2017 — Leave a comment

I feel fast that already 1month has passed since I came to Colombia.

My life here is to teaching English both at the local private school and the public school from Monday to Friday. Host mother works at public school, host father is at private school.

The main reason that I am here is I’m in charge to take care of the classes for two days  Tuesday and Wednesday by myself while he’s away to study. 10 years old, 11 years old, 12 years old, 14 years old, 15 years old class.

I’ve written in the former post, Columbia’s compulsory education is up to 15 years old, the 15-year-old is the oldest. As my sense, these students who are 15-year-old here seem to be 18 years old in Japan.

I stay at the private school on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. But other days are half for private school and half for public school.

I am mainly an assistant teacher in the classes of host mother. Recently it’s the exam period, so I’m helping to supervise the exam. Also a play event are coming up next months, so students are practicing play for the event. In those class, I teach pronunciation to students.

My host family has had 2 workers like me before. But both of them never taught at the public school. So I am the first one who teach at there.

I have the classes at the private school every week, some classes for 4 hours a week. Some of students don’t feel freshness, excitement, because I am not new anymore since they met 2 different foreigners. Students know I am just an assistant teacher, main teacher is away, I don’t understand Spanish well. So they don’t regard me that I am a teacher. Moreover most of them want to skip study English every my class and they ask me to play games, play soccer, basketball instead of study. So I am desperate to handle the classes every time.

On the other hand, at the public school, there is times 3 or 4 students compare with the private school, and they never had foreign teachers. So everyone seems to feel very freshness and curiosity at me. I can feel all students respect me and having limited time with me very importantly. Each class just can have one hour of my class each week. Those respects and good attitude make me feel very rewarding.

It’s sad that those who are given chances become more lazy than those who are not given.



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