The year is coming to an end, and I’m wishing one class after another a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. There’s just one more to go on Monday, and then there’ll be no more relative clauses, past perfect, conditionals or other bits and bobs of grammar to deal with for a week or two. I’ve been lucky with my classes really, as in they are quite stable.
I finish the year with a total of ten groups, three of whom take one class a week, the other seven taking two. A total of 25.5 hours, unless there are cancellations. There always are! My groups are spread across the city – one class in a a plastics factory in the north, three in a Coyoacan bank, one near the Centro Historico and six in a pharmaceutical company in Taxqueña which is very near my home.
Of those ten groups, I have taught two of them for 4+ years, two of them for 3+ years, three for around 2 years whilst three started this year. Learning English is an ongoing, nay – neverending, process! The photo below is of my plastics factory class, at a restaurant in Satelite, having our annual Christmas breakfast! Although it has to be said that the gentleman on the left hasn’t been the most regular student for the last couple of years – but he does always make it for the Christmas breakfast! Work schedules and all that. Still, he’s a fellow turtle keeper, so all is forgiven 🙂