Category Archives: relationship

Snippets from ESL Class

When the young mother from Syria learns the word ‘scarf’ becomes ‘scarves’ when made plural, it’s like she’s discovered gold, she’s so delighted. This small thing. It turned colder on Monday. I took the last of the collected scarves, gloves, … Continue reading

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The Boy Scout

At the ESL class holiday party . . . I asked the visiting Boy Scout how he had chosen his Eagle Scout project. He had been learning about refugees, he said, and the idea came to campaign for needed items … Continue reading

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The New Student is from Aleppo

THE NEW STUDENT is from Aleppo and when she tells me this, I put my hand on my heart. She nods. Some things you don’t need language for. I find she knows her alphabet and numbers already. Colors, not so … Continue reading

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