This week, our 1st year students are staying on schedule and have covered Unit 3 and 4 of their material, and the 2nd year students have also covered units 3 and 4 in their books. We begin each morning with the 1st year students practicing basic conversations in English, to allow them to learn to pronounce and speak in English. The 1st year students have been divided into 2 classes (class A and B) based on the speed that they are picking up English. We’ve noticed that the class A students are improving rapidly daily. The class B students are progressing, just at a slower pace than those in class A.
The 2nd year students are doing great. In the afternoon, before the class, the students begin with worship service, and at their request, twice in a week, the service is in English only. This week, our 1st year Class A students were challenged to talk about their family for two minutes in English at the close of the week. They did a wonderful job, all of them accomplished the challenge successfully, and we are so proud of their dramatic progress. While the class B students were asked to learn and pronounce fifty new words in English by heart in five minutes. Keep in mind that none of these students spoke a single word of English when they first came to the Esther Project. They are making considerable progress over the past three weeks.
The 2nd year students were paired up and were instructed to present a story in English to the class. One told the story in English and the partner interpreted it into Burmese. They all did an amazing job. On Friday, the 2nd year students assisted in teaching the 1st year students in order to help both groups of students develop and improve their confidence. We are so proud of them for their hard work and motivation to speak the English Language.
Our Esther Project, a non-profit program in Myanmar provides vocational training to orphans. We currently serve over 200 children in 29 orphanages in 6 locations.