this week was a little warmer, which means i got to sleep cozy with just the down comforter and not the at sleeping bag also on top. it's been an interesting week becasue we have all these new US guys moving in out floor, the other officers had to double up and move to other barracks, and now these guys are moving in, over all there will be 50 new ones eventually. so that is ientersting always new people around.
the picture is of a dc-10 I think, cargo from italy you can see in picture.
students all passed their book quiz, and then today we had the monthly proficiency test, and several improved their scores, so they are LEARNING. my biggest goal now is to bend the ear of the general, who is all gung ho about getting acomputer lab at our school, and I have to tell him NO NO NO. has NOTHING to do with learning English. Students need to be IN CLASS witha teacher who is speaking English to them, doing exercises and activities with them, and teaching the grammar basics , not random computer vocab stuff on the computer. any free time they have for a computer lab, they have time for homewoke and studies!
I am vehemently opposed to internet at the school and will also voice this given the opportunity. I have my master in TESOL to back me, and the internest has nothing we don't have with personl teachers in the room with students!! I've told the DLI rep here it would only decrease teacher productivity if anything!! such a waste. so those are my two goals right now, the colonel and general must be TOLD! ha ha