Friday, May 24, 2013

Revelations and interviews

This week has had quite a lot of excitement. Monday began with the norm and then I was asked to take part in the interviews as we are hiring two new teachers (2 got fired for not teaching when they promised to during the vacation). So, myself and 3 other teachers sat in the interviews. They were...interesting to say the least. Saw 8 teachers. I will just summarise by giving you some examples of things that were said: 

"What will you do if you fall in love with a student or would like relations of some romantic nature?" (Our students only go up to about 16!) 

"What did you take at high school?"
"Catering" 
"What would you like to teach?" 
"French" 
"How do you say 'hello' in French?"
"Hello?"
"Yes" 
"Hello"
"Ok, right. Give an example of how you would teach something like since you know catering, fried rice"
"Cook the rice, fry the rice" 
"When did you complete high school" 
"Yesterday"

"Why do you want to be a teacher?" 
"I think caning is good"

"If Madam Siwan here would like to begin a relationship with you, what would you do?" (SORRY WHATTTTT???? How is that a question for a job interview) 

"Why are you here?"
"I would like vacancy teacher announcement job to learn English" (teach...?)

Most of the interview was based around their romantic lives and their inability to teach anything. Not one person had any education after high school and they were all under 21. Most had finished high school this week! Was in shock!

So, we hired the best of the bunch. One of which is Derek maybe spelt Derrick I'm not sure. He, leads me to the revelation of the week. The eldest sibling in our family, Sylvester who is 15 we found out is actually an orphan and was adopted into the family when he was 4 as his parents died. We always thought he was one of theirs. Derek/Derrick is his brother! He was adopted by our host father's older brother and has just completed senior high school. The family just keeps growing! 

Off to Busua this weekend, a beautiful beach to celebrate my birthday..Yayyy!! I'm almost old! And we've got Monday off so a fab long weekend. 

Laters gaters, 

Siwan Emily x


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