Well “normal” for me because it was in English. In San Nicholas there are 43 kindergartens, 58 elementary schools, 28 high schools, one university, and a couple other adult training schools. Today I shadowed Emi in her classes at two different schools and kids in third and fourth grade. Emi teaches English and did a fulbright one year ago in New York state. I got to assist a little bit with the lessons and answer questions from students like “what is your name? where are you from? what is your favorite color?” More than ever I am sad that I don’t know Spanish, but with each new country I visit I realize how important language is, and what a gift it was to be able to communicate on my own in Germany.
Thank you Emi and Luciano for a wonderful weekend in La Emilia!