A Class Eager for English


In my host school, I am learning Spanish as a part of the International Program but, it is a center for the study of English language and the society of the United States. Many people in Ecuador like to learn English to make them better in their careers but, children are known to learn it a little bit faster.

Kids at my school, Centro Ecuatoriano Norteamericano, only have classes in English language on Fridays and Saturdays. These are days when their schedule is not as busy. They usually have a lot of homework in the week so, these days are a lot better.

This group of kids from ages nine to ten seemed to brighten up like light bulbs when they found out they would be connected with kids from the U.S. Some were too shy and a friend had to help with their interview so that I could understand them a little better. Their English is starting off good but, they all want to learn so much more.

Each kid answered questions with an in-class activity in Spanish and they cannot wait to share their life in Ecuador with you.

What do you eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner?:

I like to have empanadas, a which is fried bread and cheese, with yogurt for breakfast. For lunch, I like to eat hot rice with tuna and for dinner I like to have tortillas. You can put anything on top of tortillas but I don't eat too much before bed. Lunch is our big meal. (Nabila, 9 years old)