Friday, September 24, 2010

Almost out of the weeds

Hi everyone! Sorry for the long absence. Josh and I are currently mired in a CELTA (Cambridge English Language Teaching to Adults) course in Hang Dong, Chiang Mai, Thailand. It is a 4 week intensive course, so we've been writing reports and attending classes day in and day out.

Fortunately, we had a bit of time to wander around in Old Chiang Mai with Kawasaki and some other friends over our first weekend. We get out about once a week to stock up on tea, snacks, and other essentials, like orange Fanta, to keep us going. The rest of our week is spent in classes from 11:30-9:00 with a few breaks for lunch and snacks in between. We are definitely getting some prep work in for graduate school, and I have to admit, it feels nice to be on this side of the desk again. In one more week, barring any unforeseen drama, we'll both be certified CELTA English teachers! Cross your fingers for us :D

Nihon no tomodachi, gomen nasai! Kono pasokon ha nihon no ji ga arimasen. Mousugu nihon no tegami wo kakimasu! Eigo de ganbatte kudasai!


Anonymous said...

Glad to hear everything is going well. Who will get the gold star you or Josh?
Been really sore from yoga. Guess I should not go two days in a row and then help out Francesca with a partner yoga class. I am not as young as I use to be. LOL

Let us know how you guys did. Mom and Dad

Sara said...

Hey guys! I feel your pain on the CELTA. My instructor actually used a stopwatch to record the time I spent talking versus the time the students spent talking. They do not kid with the word "intensive." Glad you are having fun though!!!! See you next year for certain :-)