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My World 4 - Kids

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23 May 05

Three to four years ago, I worked as an English-speaker in an after school institution for a bilingual school. The school is located at the back of the Vienna International Center, most of the kids' parents work there.


The job includes childcare in some degree. I am to speak English with the kids, back then was good because I do not speak German =D. I helped the kids with their homeworks, prepare food and tidy up later, accompany them to play outside the garden or the grounds (a small football field is there).


I learned German from the kids in my group, they would be so lively explaining to me how an English sentence is to be said in German, and they use simple words. I learned to be patient with them especially since the kids are from 55 different nationalities, mostly of mixed heritage...therefore, each a different personality, a different strength, different weakness. In my group was a (mom-dad arrangement) Filipino-Austrian, a British-Croatian, a Dutch-British, a Romanian-African, 2 Iraqi-Austrian, a Fench-Austrian, an Australian-Austrian and one whose parents are from the opposing parts of Sarajevo. Among the group we also had a boy from Iraq, a boy and girl from India (the nicest), at least I also remember a boy of Portugese decent, the loudest in the group whose mom was very nice =D. There were at least 9 kids whose parents are both Austrians.


Back then, I always have my camera too...I have compiled their photos and was glad I opened the folder today....Above photo: kids of group 3, the smallest girl was then 6 years old, she's surely in middle school now as the kids below, they were the grade 1 class and they were the sweetest, funniest sometimes most hard-headed in my group (gr 2).


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24 comments :

  1. Working with kids is a joy, isn't it? I worked with kids too and I totally enjoyed it.

    What a beautiful post to share with us.

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  2. Wonderful post, most enjoyable and great photos.

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  3. Hi, Beautiful post and great shots.

    Thanks for the credit on your drive by blog, looks great, enjoyed.

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  4. What lovely photos and such cute kids! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. What a sweet post. Love the pictures of the kids walking down the stairs. Have a great week!

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  6. Sounds like it was the perfect job for you!

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  7. What a nice group of kids to have work with and helped with the schooling.

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  8. Lovely images of such happy faces. An english friend of mine now teaches english in Japan. He too learn to speak Japanese from the children.

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  9. the first photo of the smiling faces is priceless. great shot.

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  10. Thank you for both post and photos - a very interesting glimpse of your world. I loved reading the parentage/heritage of all the children. A diverse and interesting group.

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  11. A great job looking after children and watching them develop.

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  12. Interesting post and great photos.

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  13. learning a language from the kids sounds like a great way to do it. Very cute. nice to know something about you- your world. =)

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  14. Interesting post! It's really nice to see kids develop and grow into someone whom we want them to be, di ba?

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  15. galing ng mga kuha.

    ganda din pala ng work mo dyan. ang sabi nga pala ng kaibigan ko na nasa amsterdam na ngayon mahirap daw talaga ang dutch.

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  16. That must have been a nice job ! I am German married with an Italian, live in Belgium and always worked in English, lol !

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  17. Nice and special contribution to 'MyWorld'

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  18. Interesting world!

    The kids are beautiful.

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  19. great memories, nice shots. really, the shots are fantastic!

    that's an interesting job. nice of you to remember the days. and having kept the photos as well.

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  20. Wonderful shot of the children and an interesting post.

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  21. Wow that's interesting work and not easy! So many different nationalities! I found it difficult to teach English to Dutch adults, though it was fun!!

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