Tag: academic

First Day of Class Community Building

The first day of class can be a bit scary. New students shuffle in, nervously clutching registration papers.  After a quick glance at the room number, they take a seat, often far from each other.  Occasionally, a returning student will recognize a pal from the past, and after a joyful greeting, the friends sit close together. The new ones, […]

Films as Community Builders

The students in our ESOL program have busy lives. The majority of them have jobs, many have children, and several are full-time students and part-time workers.   They have very little time to socialize at school, and few have the opportunity practice their English outside of class. As a […]