Thursday, September 18, 2003

Three classes yesterday, and the English club. The first class was the class that scored highest on a placement test. Still a pretty mixed bunch, with some folks asleep at the wheel. It was the first class, so it will be interesting to see how many of them actually stay with the program. Many of the students are very interested, but appearances.

Then there were two night classes at the Community College, "Going to the Movies," and "Speech Making I". We discussed "2001" last night, not a very easy place to start for them, really. One other student and I were pretty much on top of it, after we both had done some reading on the film from other sources. The other students were confused at best about the meaning and the film as a story of any kind.

The speech class went well, with everyone giving self introductions. They did a fine job of looking at their audience and standing up. The next task is introducing their hometown. Looking forward to that.

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