This morning I went to observe an English as a non-native language class at IRCO (the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization). It was a fun class, and a great opportunity to see some teaching methods in practice. The teacher had the students ask me questions, one of the first of course "Are you married?" LOL. Well one of the other students asked what language I spoke, and I said "English, and a little French." And one of the Russian students quickly replied "Comment ca va?" (How's it going?), and fortunately I remembered enough to say "Ca va bien, et vous?" but I stumped him! =) It took him a minute to remember "Comme ci comme ca" (so-so). The last thing I had expected when going in to observe an English class was to be quized on my French!
I'm excited, I got my student assignment, a woman from eastern Africa (not allowed to share identifying details), and a packet of materials. If she's ready, we'll start meeting this Saturday!
Wish me luck!