What Did You Say Again?

My friend, Dario, asked if I could come to his class for some conversational practice with a couple of his students. Dario has classes in at least three different locations. Today it was in his location across from what was Hotel Panama Rey.

I always enjoy doing talking with students, so I agreed, even though I had to be at his class by 8:30 AM.

Conversational classes are easy to prepare for. I just have to show up. I never know what questions will come up. However, normally the questions contain some of the following questions:

  1. Why did you choose to move to Panama?
  2. How long have you lived in Panama?
  3. Where did you move from?
  4. Do you live in Boquete?
  5. Do you like Obama or McCain?
  6. What type of Panamanian food do you like?

Today, I got to visit with two charming young ladies. One was from Volcan and one was from David. Each had her own reason for wanting to learn English. One wanted to learn English because she thought it would help her find a better job.

The other had a boyfriend that spoke English and she wanted to be able to communicate better.

I have also noticed, that many students come to David to study English from other parts of Chiriquí. They typically stay with relatives, while they are studying. The kids in the US don’t realize how good they have it. It takes a real commitment to leave home and stay with remote family to go to school.

Here is a photo of the two young ladies that I got to visit with this morning. Jennifer is on the left and Carmen is on the right. I had a good time today and look forward to helping Dario out in the future.

7 thoughts on “What Did You Say Again?

    Under the latitude of ten degrees North, at the distance of fourteen leagues from the Gulf of Darien, and eight westwards from the port called Nombre de Dios. It is judged to be the strongest place that the King of Spain possessed in all of the West Indies, excepting two, that is to say, Jose Pobre and Cartagena. Here are two locations, almost inexpugnable, that defend the city, being situated at the entry of the port; so that no ship or boat will enter, I know where the gold lies, when you visit I will show you the map the Wounaan Indians found and kept for 160 years. They gave it to me, I will share this with you, although I have given my trust to the Wounaans, to share the riches once I take the bounty from Panama to Bar Harbor, I need a crew and trusted friends who will aid me in this removal of gold and other silver and stones, let me meet with you in person to talk… Captain Geddy and Starr

  2. “I am searching for others who will rally behind my cause and join me in the fight for the oppressed.”

    Hey! Where do I sign up? Do I get to wear a cape and mask?

  3. Well, I am happy to hear that others want to aid and to carry out some missions, I will foward a letter to address your wants..
    Jungle School begins Jan 5th. Remember this is not a New Age Program. The Training is life Skills. More will follow, Captain Geddy

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