Friday, February 13, 2009

English Class

Ibis's brother is an English teacher in Lazaro Cardenas and two days ago he asked if I'd be willing to talk to his class via webcam. I wasn't really sure what to expect, but figured it could be fun.

We talked for fifteen minutes this morning and it was very entertaining. His class is full of twelve-year-olds and most of them had questions prepared, things like what's my favorite movie and do I like wrestling.

I took several screen-captures while we talked to share with you:




Ibis' brother is in the back in the yellow shirt, holding a microphone.





I told them I'd be happy to do this again, so I'll let you know if we do!

14 comments:

Janna Qualman said...

Very neat! Not many, I'd guess, get a chance to do what you just did. :)

Melanie Avila said...

It was fun. I had to keep reminding myself to smile and look interested because there was a lot of down time between questions. And LOTS of background noise!

Lauren said...

That's so cool that you did that. I bet it was fun for them to interact with someone who is a native speaker of the language they are learning.

Nadine said...

How fun!! What a great experience for the kids!

That's cute that one kid asked you if you liked wrestling.

Turkey Lurkey said...

That seemed like a neat experience! I am sure the students thought so too. :)

Mr. Turkey and I use Skype. It is hard to remember to look up at the camera instead of the screen, so we rarely make eye contact, which is a little weird.

colbymarshall said...

That's neat! I bet that was fun!

Melanie Avila said...

Lauren, there aren't many (if any) native English speakers in their town, so I hope they had fun.

Melanie Avila said...

Nadine, I busted out laughing because he was saying WWF and I thought he was spelling out a website. By the time I figured it out I cracked up and shouted NO!

Melanie Avila said...

Turkey, I always put my own picture at the very top, then put the entire thing just below my webcam so I'm looking really close to the camera.

Melanie Avila said...

Colby, it was a fun way to start the day, that's for sure. :)

spyscribbler said...

Wow, that is SO very cool! Next time maybe you could record it and show us! Were they good at speaking English?

Jen said...

Mel, that's so neat! Really cool pictures, too...thanks for sharing this with us.

Those kids look so cute, lol.

Melanie Avila said...

Spy, I wanted to record it but I don't know how to do that on my computer. And I would have to edit because there was A LOT of downtime with all their chatter in the background. :P

Melanie Avila said...

Jen, they were cute. :)