I was thrilled to be able to present a lesson on Greek and Latin root words to a high school English class in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia.
The students were so welcoming and receptive and appeared to enjoy discovering how Latin and Greek make up 80-90% of the 1,000,000 words in English.
The lesson was taped by Siberian TV and an after-lesson interview was translated by my dear new friend Olga. Here is a google-translation of the broadcast transcript. There's a funny mistranslation about soup and pancakes in the middle.
In one of the schools in the center of Krasnoyarsk are taught by American teachers . This is not because the schools are not enough teachers - so exchange program teachers. Our already traveled abroad , now a return visit .
Lisa Kucera and her two colleagues conducted for school workshops . Free. Foreign teachers teach English and learn themselves . Teens gain knowledge from the speakers, and the task of teachers - this week an idea of the Russian education system . Lessons reinforce soup and pancakes cooked on the writings . Unfortunately, to get overseas professionals for lessons in other schools until you have - tomorrow guests fly home.
Teacher from USA Lisa Kucera : " I loved the motivation Russian students. I would like to American students studied with the same gusto and fervor .
It has been humbling to see my new Russian friends work to communicate with me in English. Many have studied English for a decade or more. I am trying to learn some Russian words, phrases, and the Cyrillic alphabet to try to meet them 1% of the way :)