I have been safely and happily living in the community of La Esperanza, outside of the village of Cuellaje in Ecuador. I have been here for five weeks. I live with an awesome host family with three litttle girls. They are a handful. Although my host family is extremely poor, they are extremely hospitable and helpful. My days here usually consist of waking up at seven, breakfast with the family, and off to school. It is a forty minute downhill walk, but filled with beautiful scenery, always something to look at. In the school, the students ages range from five to thirteen. Based on their learning abilities, the teacher graciously divided them into three groups, to ease my teaching; grandes, medianos, y pequeños. I teach two groups of students per day, an hour and a half for each. We learn days of the week, numbers, colors, and their favorite, as well as mine, expressions! Such as “what`s up?“ or how are you?
More to come!