As expected day 3 of the training was much better. I decided to hold back on having the teachers do too much too soon on their own so concentrated on going through the basic themes such as Where are you from?, How old are you? etc. and making sure that the language, activities and context was suitable. This is always a bit of challenge in a new area, especially with so many different cultures at play. I had remixed a special version of Where are you from? with India included, but there was almost a riot because it wasn’t in first place! So the deal was that I’d put India first if they earned it. And I’m pretty sure they did!

Saturday is an optional part of the training course, so I asked them today if they did want to come in on Saturday or would they like to finish things off on Friday. I was very pleasantly taken aback when they were screaming to keep things going. Getting people to come to work on a holiday, it’s must be good!

Then in evening it was the most surreal dinner experience I’ve ever had with the most surreal car journey back. Unfortunately it’s probably more than my life’s worth to blog about it, but if you meet me over a few beers be sure to ask about it!

Richard Graham

Hello, I'm Richard Graham. And when I was a kid I found school to be sooooo boring... So I transformed my way of teaching. I listened to what the kids were really wanting to say and taught it in ways they really wanted to learn. The results were magical. So I'm sharing it all with you now...