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.

Friday, June 01, 2007

English Camp -- "A First"

One of our secondary schools (grades 7-12) has never had an English Camp, despite the popularity of the concept. It took many hours of preparation and organization, but we managed to implement it with the help of 4 other Peace Corps Volunteers. The event was a "kick-off" to a program that Carol's principal initiated ... "Speak English Everyday". One hundred-twenty 7th and 8th graders attended the English Camp. There were 5 stations that the students rotated to and the Thai teachers assisted us at each station with any translation that we needed. The teachers also prepared the meals and snacks. The idea behind the English camp is to break down the "fear factor" of speaking English and the opportunity of speaking with "native speakers" who, incidentally, show the "good-side" of Americans! We think we succeeded on both counts!


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