Last week I was teaching at Nommensen University again. I didn’t go there in August because they were on semester break, and I was in Balige teaching the intensive English course. Now that the university is back in session, I’ll be going there every month again.

In addition to teaching in the English classes at the university, I had the opportunity to visit a junior high school and enter a 7th grade class. The university students in the English department are studying to be teachers, and a practicum in teaching is a part of their degree. So, I was invited into a class with one of the students.

The young boys and girls were delighted to have a visitor. They asked me questions, I listened as they worked on their reading skills, and then I taught them 2 songs: BINGO and “If you’re happy and you know it”.

Of course the other students at the school were curious about me…For me, it was all a bit chaotic…I greeted many of them with a handshake as they came out of their classrooms. Some of them shyly introduced themselves to me.

Here are some photos from my visit:

Visiting a 7th grade class – Pematangsiantar, North Sumatra, Indonesia
Visiting a 7th grade class – Pematangsiantar, North Sumatra, Indonesia
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2 thoughts on “A Visit to the Public School

  1. Do your students need a speech teacher, as this is what I do. I used to teach Nomencen few yr ago. Please call me,,,
    082168357547 call me OH I am American pure blood

    1. Thanks for your comment. Sorry, but I’m not in Indonesia anymore, so I’m not able to help you.

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