23.09.2014 10 °C
We have found the last few days the most challenging yet. Not only has our time at the Home been challenging for a number of reasons, but we’ve also never felt so far from home as our friends begin university. The rain soaked Emily’s bed, our bedroom constantly smells of cabbage from the drains and the wifi is getting less and less reliable… all in all not a great couple of days. However, we’ve had an exciting new challenge as we have started helping the English teacher at the local high school in the mornings. So far, we have met three classes. One was a 9th Grade class, who are all 14 or 15 and have just started high school, then we met two 11th Grade aged 16-17, with one of these classes in particular having a very high level of English, allowing us to discuss Romanian and English politics together. Although we’re yet to do any teaching, we enjoyed talking to them and answering their questions about ourselves, London and British teenagers in general. We found it interesting to talk about the differences and similarities between us. The English teacher has been lovely and speaks fluent English (very rare in Keresztur!) and has really taken us under her wing. Tomorrow, we are heading to Bucharest for Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) and we look forward to this break in our week.