The school is great. I know a lot more Spanish than I thought I did, but I still don’t understand anybody but my teacher. I’ve been reading the children’s book “The Little Prince” in Spanish. I made it through about five paragraphs in about three hours last night (with a dictionary), but I remember most of the vocab that way.
Mi familia de San Andrés es buena. The mother’s name is Francisca. She has had more estudiantes than she can remember in 13 years. She clearly loves to have us. My teacher’s name is Julia and she is great too. Yesterday was difficult because she didn’t have a clear idea of what I know and what I don’t know. There are a lot of basic things that I don’t know, and some complicated things that I do know, so it’s difficult for her to guess. Today was much better.
From talking to one of the other students, it sounds like every week you get a new teacher, and Mondays are always difficult. There are large differences in the teaching styles, but so far so good.
This weekend I will go to Tikal. I think I’ll get a guide so that I can also go to El Zotz which is still covered in Jungle. I’ve never gotten a guide before, but then again I’ve never really understood what I was looking at either. Next week I may stay at Eco-Escuela and just go to the beach on my last weekend.
I may not be able to post again until next week. I hope you’re all having a great holiday.