Two in Thailand

After raising three children and watching them graduate from college, Bob and Carol decided to leave the educational field and pursue a dream that had been put on hold for 35 years (since graduationg from the University of Northern Iowa). "Two in Thailand" is the journal dedicated to that dream - to serve in the Peace Corps. This is a personal blog. The opinions expressed within do not necessarily represent the views of the Peace Corps or the United States Government.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Some of these pictures show the skit that we required all 24 Thai English teachers to produce. The teachers were in 4 teams of six and wore their team colors around their head, neck, arm, or leg. The skit was entitled "Teaching English in Thailand". We thought that they would spend one hour at the most and then take advantage of the fact that we gave them 4 hours. They were so enthusiastic (and competitive), that they spent the entire 4 hours (skipping coffee and snack breaks) preparing the skit. We told them that the skit has to be in English, which is a little scary when you consider thast most of them have very limited English speaking skills. The skits were both inventive and hilarious!!! The other pictures show competitions we set up. Basic English instruction words were used to demonstrate how students could learn English by doing a project. We were amazed at the ingenuity the teachers demonstrated as well as the competive nature that seemed to conflict with our predisposed understanding of Buddhism.


At 11:56 PM, Blogger matt said...

It looks like this was for everyone. They couldnt of asked a better pair of people to organize something like this.

At 2:53 PM, Blogger MJ said...

I'll second what Matt said! And I'm curious about the photo of the white strips of something...what's going on there? I can guess at some of the others. What was the content of some of the skits?


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