My experience in ESL was marked by diverse community with people from many different places in Brazil, and by the amazing teachers who were always dedicated and professional. They supported us and applied learning techniques that meant I progressed a lot during the class. Not to mention the wonderful snacks we shared as a class! — Andrea
I have been teaching ESL with ProGente Connections for a year and a half. When I first began in September 2017 I had never taught ESL before, so I was incredibly nervous. Who am I to be teaching ESL to adults older than me, with no experience? my anxious brain kept asking back then, and sometimes still does. I learned that English being my first language goes a long way, as does our curriculum partner Intercambio’s fabulous materials. Most importantly I learned that, especially with introductory ESL, expertise is sometimes less important than relationships. A successful class isn’t about me, it’s about a sense of community.