We returned back to the school to teach the students English. This is the first time that the students are hearing English with an American accent. We were told that many of the teachers cannot properly pronounce some of the words, so sometimes the kids learn the wrong pronunciation. Also, the children learn English from a British textbook which also has different words and pronunciation than Americans. I was surprised about how well the students knew their English. A lot of the students were nervous to talk to us and participate, but with time, they grew to talk to us and had a lot of fun learning some new words. Our lesson covered numbers, body parts, colors, and animals! After our lesson, we ate lunch with the students and said our goodbyes. I taught some of the students a hand game I used to play with my friends in elementary school called “slide.” It is not an easy game to learn, but they caught on after some practice and enjoyed it!
We also visited a rice noodle factory and were able to see how the rice noodles were made and packaged. The factory was insanely hot, and also smelled really bad. The conditions of the factory almost made me forget how delicious the noodles are.