So far, so good…

Just a quick update to let everyone know that my ESL teaching class is going  well so far. It’s very time-intensive, so I’ve pretty much been living at my computer. I’ve passed my first two written assignments, as well as my first three teaching practices (where we teach an actual class). Our tutor said that my third teaching session was my best yet, so looks like I’m learning something. 🙂

One of the PowerPoint slides I used in my last teaching session

Best of all, I’m really enjoying what I’m doing. I have a passion for the work, and it’s a lot of fun to be with the students. There have been some delightful and even touching moments. For instance, when I was teaching some emphasis words—words we use to express something strongly—one student shared that his wife looked “absolutely stunning” at their wedding. It’s such a beautiful English phrase, a perfect example of what I was teaching, and my student could use his new language to communicate a lovely memory with real emotion. I have to say, that got me!

Little moments like that can really make your day. I’m looking forward to finishing the course and beginning a new profession as an ESL teacher. It promises to be deeply rewarding, both for me and for my students. So far, so good…

 

 

6 Replies to “So far, so good…”

  1. Greg,
    So good to hear how this is working out so well. It sounds like a very rewarding venture, both for you and your students. Bueno!

  2. Thanks for sharing this journey with us, Greg. I’m glad to hear you are doing so well, but then I’m sure you are going to be great at this!

  3. This is wonderful to hear. It’s the love you bring to ESL and the response to love that is coming through. What a blessing. 🥰

  4. Glad to hear you are enjoying your new work. I’m curious though if you feel you are fulfilling your function? It’s been something I’ve been thinking about for myself for a while now. Sending love to you Patricia.

  5. Greg thanks for the update and the great progress report. There are people in our lives that show up while we are transistioning from the familar to the unfamilar. These individuals are our mentors and guideposts.They light the way ahead.
    While we may gain in learning a thing it is those who usher us to a new place that we deeply cherish. You are cherished brother.
    Blessings to all those whose lives you serve.

  6. Thank you, everyone, for your kind comments!

    Julie, it does feel to me like this new project is part of fulfilling my function. In my mind, the heart of my function is extending love and helpfulness to my brothers and sisters in a way that genuinely benefits them. What I’m doing now is certainly a form of that, and it feels like I’m in the right place at the right time. I never expected this particular form, but God has a funny way of surprising us! 🙂

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