First Week: Complete | #1


I was able to quickly capture one of the many moments I am surrounded by students of all ages with many great questions. This has been my experience my first week in Bogota, Colombia volunteering as an Assistant English Teacher. It is the first time I am considered foreign and the first time I am the absolute center of attention (and it doesn’t help that I am the only one in the whole school without uniform). Besides the awkward struggle of having everyone gawking at me, I am incredibly happy. Since I am still a young student myself, I can relate to many of these students. I also have plenty of patience and a passion for teaching, so everyone welcomes my help and beg teachers to have me present in their class. I love that everyone has been incredibly kind to me and am grateful for the opportunity to help these brilliant students with their English!


2 thoughts on “First Week: Complete | #1

  1. Hello Vianney!

    I really enjoyed reading your blog post. I am interested in knowing how many hours you teach English per day? Also, do you create your own lesson plans? I am excited to read about the growth of your students in the future.

    Thanks for sharing!
    Liliana De Leon


    • Thanks! To answer your questions: I teach English 5 hours per day, 5 days a week. I do not create my own lesson plans (I am not that experienced) but I do get the chance to carry out the lesson plans that the teacher makes. I super excited because this upcoming week she will be absent for two days and is trusting me to teach all her classes on my own!


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