Quite unexpectedly I became an english teacher yesterday!
It came about after I had seen a new advertising placard with a big Union Jack in my little town of Pedro de Toledo.
It was advertising english classes and purely out of curiosity I went to have a look inside. A nice young woman politely asked me how she could help and I explained that english was my first language and wondered whether anybody might be interested in conversation.
Her eyes lit up and she persuaded me towait ten minutes until the teacher had finished his class. When he came out he launched straight into english with a broad Portuguese accent, saying ‘Good afternoon, how are you?’
We went for a long chat and he explained that he was over run with work and needed help badly.
So I offered to join him last night teaching a group of school-children, as an assistant and to observe his teaching methods.
Life has a way of turning up the unexpected!
Now I am off to assist teaching a group of adults and I will let you know how it goes later on!