Javier’s journal: Report from the field

**Javier Rocha is our teacher for the English class for farmers and their families in Las Minitas (also known as Ocotal) where we are building the preschool and have assisted cooperative members with projects for training, equipment and other resources to be more self-sufficient and grow their ideas and businesses.

He’s writing frequent diary entries for us from the field so we are part of this Sunday mountain classes! Enjoy. **


English class in Ocotal is going well, students look enthusiastic about learning English, and most of them are doing a good job. Some students have faced some difficulties to stay at the class, because they have to work in their farms.

There are 14 students in the class, Most of the students have already presented to the whole class about their families, their favorite sport, their pets etc. Nelvin, who is the youngest from the class, always comes up with new vocabulary that he gets from some English books that he owns, and it is nice to see him presenting because he is very talkative and very intelligent.

I really enjoy the time when l am teaching in Ocotal, l like the community so much and l am very proud of my students because as l told you they are doing a good job.

Sean, the Enlace intern, and l have been working in the English book for the class in Ocotal, we are almost done, we sent it to kellan and Yacarely to check it and probably next week we are going to print it out and give it to the students.

This month the students from the English class in El Sauce who won the competition by acting the skits in the Christmas party that we had last December, are going to Ocotal to spend one day over there as a prize that we are giving to them, so probably my students from Ocotal are going to meet them up there and to do some activities to practice their English and interact with students from El sauce.

                                                                                                                                                       — Javier Rocha



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