English – not that easy!

In May we initiated an English project in collaboration with other volunteers because we noticed that even though the children learn English in school they do not unfortunately, bring a significant amount of that knowledge home. We decided to help the kids with one class per week, a different group each day, separated by their age. Our goal is to strengthen their vocabulary and to teach them that English isn’t just some words put together, but a complete language which you can use to communicate internationally. It is also important for us to have fun learning the language. Each day we sit down with 6 to 8 kids for 45 minutes, playfully learning and revising. The lessons consist in learning by playing a game of memory or singing a song, learning basic vocabulary like colours, numbers, verbs, the alphabet and rehearsing short dialogues.

Hasta pronto – Mara and Luise