No, the language school does not turn into a roller coaster.  I am just a really bad photographer.  Here is our free “Let’s Talk Together” group
Here they are up close
Here is our free group, Let’s Talk Together, thst meets on Fridays
THEY NEVER CANCEL
Mostly teaching the art of war, occasionally Tonom and Tonmai teach brotherly love
Titiwat and periya
Pet 2 is waiting for you
Hot chocolate is as necessary as pens and paper and the air we breathe
When Parrot tries to tidy up the nest cleaning causes spills and organizing causes avalanches to occur
In this world of inequality in which the younger and weaker sibling must fight to get respect and dignity will the parrot ever defeat the monster?  Actually, Parrot was helping me to get Monster to look into the camera
The lazy scholar
Here is our diligent and faithful student, Pet, donned in the most fashionable Christmas attire but lamenting over the fact that Toon, Yean, and Ton had failed to come in and study with him.  “What happened to them?”  he murmered.  “Did the hungry Earth open up her mouth and devour them.”  I then reassured Pet that everything was okay but he continued to cry for a whole hour
How do halloween spiders on a Christmas tree grab you?  Do you like them?  Are they pretty?  I was forced to improvise
This is Nan. A day before Fathers Day she has graced us with her appearance in the “Let’s Talk Together” meeting. A resident of Canada who lived there for five years, she is now a graduate of Mahidol University and will return to Vancouver Canada next year to further her understanding of medicine. We discovered that as good as her English is we could use Perfect Pic Stories by creating more formal summaries with higher diction. It is too bad more people did not come
Here is our diligent and faithful student, Pet, donned in the most fashionable Christmas attire but lamenting over the fact that Toon, Yean, and Ton had failed to come in and study with him.  “What happened to them?”  he murmered.  “Did the hungry Earth open up her mouth and devour them.”  I then reassured Pet that everything was okay but he continued to cry for a whole hour
We had our third “ESL Critical Reading and Informal Discussion” meetup. We discussed the importance of mathematics, particularly geometry to the Ancient Egyptians as a means of rediscovering property boundaries after annual flooding of the Nile River and the further advances of geometry by the Ancient Greek mathematician Euclid, and how geometry became a form of religion under Pythagoras. Then we discussed the ideas of afterlife, heaven, hell, and purgatory. In our sessions we try to paraphrase every line of the text, and then I get students to orally recite the paraphrased lines as closely as they can to the original. I will get more into the exact content later. For now, here is a picture of our group.

As I have to teach an American Romantic Literature class I have been reading a lot of material from the French philosopher Rousseau who is credited with being the Father of Romanticism and the English Romantic poets who paved the way for American Romanticism. In one of Wordsworth’s poems he urges a friend to put away his books and go to nature, and let her beauty teach him what life is about. “Let nature be your teacher” Wordsworth says. Well, Tonmai, also known by his nickname Parrot, is following the nature of his stomach. Going to English class is not complete without drinking hot chocolate and eating noodles. Throw away your books and follow nature. Good advice, Parrot!

Another free group discussion meeting:  this one is the ESL  Critical Reading group in which the sentences of the brief chapters are analyzed and then summarized orally.  Here Kosin, Bot, and their studious skeleton counterpart meet on Halloween

Here is our mysterious count and his jaunty smile

Here is Count Happy again

This is the bright count’s pumpkin faced cousin, Peeriya

Here is our mysterious count and his jaunty smile

Here is Count Happy again

This is the bright count’s pumpkin faced cousin, Peeriya