Vacation English Class in Chontal

As school vacation started in the middle of February 2016, I began an English class in Chontal, first buying a bunch of English books in Quito and selling them at a discount to kids between 9 and 13 years old. The local school had been starting English with 7th graders, so I started this summer vacation class (theirs is in February to April) for kids the years preceding 7th grade. Not only did we get about 12 kids each time, they wanted more than the 2 hours we did each week! I used a combination of the book with videos and music and other tools.  We started off the class with a little warmup dance each time that the younger kids loved (Check out the video below). It did also challenge my classroom management skills!