As the weeks go by I think I see a little bit of progress in learning English. My four refugee students are excited to learn English. They can make connects now between English words for animals, food, and objects to words in their own native tongue. Even through it’s hard to learn English, they can just laugh at each other when they make a mistake and start teasing each other. Its gotten to a point that at the end of the day my refugee students are correctly English errors I’ll making while teaching them! Sometimes I wonder who really is the teacher! Cause I’m learning so much from them about resilience and strength of character. I don’t know what they went through to arrive in America, but I know what they are going through here. It’s hard enough bring a teenage and trying to “fit in.” Coming from another culture entirely…well, we all know this story. It just amazes me the effort and desire to learn American culture and English. They want to succeed so badly and I can’t think of a better use of my time that helping them get there wherever ‘there’ may be.