Stories of Kindness from Around the World

The Rewards of Teaching English

--by gianjot, posted Jul 23, 2009

Over the summer holiday I've been teaching English to students who have recently arrived in the country, as a refugee or as an asylum seeker, and speak little or no English.  It's the first time I've done this and it is a lot of fun.

We play lots of games like batting balloons around and calling out the colour - just daft stuff - but the students are so lovely and they so want to learn - who knows what they have been through.  I taught them survival words like - toilet roll, soap, toothpaste etc. by showing them the article and repeating the name.  Some have confidence, some are afraid, some are humorous - but all lovely!

I am really glad that I decided to do this - it's just 3 hours per week and so rewarding.  I have found that the more I give the more I get back - weird really as it flies in the face of logic.

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Readers Comments

helpinghand wrote: You are truly an Angel.
Lots of love and smiles.
TheakstonCat wrote: Thats Karma for you... The universe gives back tenfold what you give! And you should be awash in kindness as you are such a generous soul!
T.Cat x
wayfarer wrote: It's a great secret to learn, Gianjot! And it is so true in so many ways! Enjoy!
Modestobob wrote: Gianjot that is a wonderfult hing to do. Really helping others to communicate, may be the greatest gift of all. Great job. Thank you! :) ~ModestoBob
Grammagussie wrote: What fun and rewarding...I was considering doing it myself after meeting a family from Mexico last night. They have been here for 5 years and still struggling. A lady in my neighbor befriended them and arranged for another neighbor to teach them.
cabbage wrote: What a great gift you are giving and how wonderful that you can do this! Many hugs to you.
JuneBug wrote: I can't imagine what it would be like to be in a land where you didn't know how to communicate...You are doing a great service!!
AURELIA wrote: Super Duper.... Thanks Gianjot... You keep giving and giving !!!! You're wonderful :0) ~Aurelia
yatrik wrote: Gian you are so kind..
You are so interesting I would like to know further more about you.....

elaine.erich wrote: Giving is always rewarding & as the saying goes: The more you give , the more you get back even if we don't always want it!

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