Friday, May 15, 2009

Certificate Party for Jim's classes

Well, another semester has finished. In my short, very short speech to my English students at their Certificate Party was that I was so grateful for having them as students. It was by far an easier semester than my first one, but I still think it was because of my students enthusiasm and participation more than me finally figuring out what to do in front of a classroom. [smile]

Teachers are treated special in Mongolia and I hope I can live up to their generosity. My students gave me not one, not two, but three new 'morin huur' instruments (the national musical instrument), a map of Mongolia and a thermos for my trips to the countryside, and a Mongolian chess set to wile away the hours under the big sky. And there was enough cake and sweets to put a truckload of diabetics into a sugar coma. [smile] To my students, thank you, thank you, thank you.

Below are pictures from the party which turned out so big, I had to use two classrooms.


Intermediate-2 students showing off their certificates



Some of my Intermediate-1 students



More Intermediate-1 students with certificates



Watch out! It might explode!



Eegii playing the morin huur



With some of my Pre-Intermediate-2B students




With some of my Pre-Intermediate-2A students



With some of my Intermediate-2 students