It is now day six of our volunteer experience. We arrived promptly at 8:00 A.M. at the school. Some of us went with teacher, Maria. She was a substitute teacher for a class of first-year students. Their level of English was very basic and I thought, “Even I can teach this class!” They were a very nice group of students – all girls. The next class was studying Shakespeare. Each student discussed their respective assignment. Their understanding of Shakespeare was amazing. The next class I went to was with teacher, Rita, where my partner and I were assigned to a small group of students.
After we finished, we proceeded to have a lunch of spaghetti with pesto and spaghetti marinara. Then, it was back to the hotel, where I met with Mima, my adult student. We engaged in conversational English, touring the sea by car. It was an excellent method for practicing English and also a very nice way to see a port near Monopoli. We had a cappuccino in small fishing village. Upon returning to the hotel, all volunteers had a meeting, where we filled out paperwork and discussed the current and next few days activities.