Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Coming To An End in Can Tho
"Teacher Kelly is very lovely. She is the first foreign teacher of mine." - Linh
Today I gave my third and final group of Pronunciation 1 students their final exam. They had to create their own sentences and converse with me, one on one. Above is a statement that one of my students, Linh, had written.
Then, Stephen, the boy in the picture above, said this during his turn:
"We will never have a chance to meet Kelly again next Wednesday."
This almost brought me to tears. As much as I am excited about coming home to Americaland, leaving these kids behind will be hard - they are the best part of my day. I probably would have broken down right there but then, Nuong, the theatrical singer from "Friendly Night," said this:
"Kelly will knock you down if you make her angry."
I have no idea what he meant by that. I'm not sure whether he was alluding to my physical strength or to my personality. But I burst out laughing when he said it.
These kids are really good at making me smile.