Nutritionists from the Pennsylvania Nutrition Education Network worked with the class to understand food groups, utensils and how to make wise choices with foods familiar to them. We learned that many countries have nutritional standards like those in the US.
Once the class understood how to read a recipe in English, students took turns making a sautéed green bean dish with real utensils and paper food.
Students learned vocabulary about community places and streets by building their own little town. Then they gave directions to their partner to get from place to place.
One student took this project to the next level and made his model three-dimensional!
The class threw a classmate a surprise baby shower, her first surprise party ever, and an introduction to American party traditions
Students paired off to discuss problems and solutions with each other. So many students had problems with driving on American highways. One student, however, scoffed because he preferred driving on Germany’s highways where there are no speed limits at all.
Students had opportunities to use computers to enhance their English learning both in and out of class.
Some students with low proficiency and confidence in speaking practiced simple sentences with an advanced student who came back to class to tutor.
All students who attended at least 30 hours of class in 2018 and completed a post test received certificates of achievement.