Teaching ESL is really rewarding. The students are well-behaved and eager to learn. I customize classes to what they want and how they learn, which they really appreciate. It feels great to use a certification that I have had forever, just not used in the states. Plus I get to soak up the culture, speak Spanish, and learn from the students. Since I am returning to a school where I previously worked and adored and was treated well and have maintained great relationships, I am excited.
When DS14 graduates from high school in four years, yes, ESL could be part of the plan. Right now, he doesn’t want to move and leave his friends. Actually a permanent move to Guate would be equally awesome. That’s part of the reason we’re going this summer, for my family to check it out.
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