This is a guest post by Roland Peralta in our Counterpart Diaries Series:
October 20, 2015
Hello, My name is Rolando Peralta Rugama.
I want you to know that I am very thankful for all your help all this year. You have been of great aid to me both in improving my speaking and in teaching English in the classroom. I also feel very proud of being able to share with you all my experience as an English teacher.
Counterpart Diary: Essay one questions
Who are you?
I am Rolando Peralta Rugama. I am an English teacher. I’m 44 years old. I live in Esteli city, and I work at Santa Cruz Institute. I’m co-teaching with a Peace Corps volunteer.
Tell us about your family.
I have a small family: my wife, my son and my mother. We are a very happy family. My wife is a housewife , my son is in ninth grade. He is 15 years old. My mother is 79 years old.
How long have you been teaching?
I have been teaching English for 18 years at Santa Cruz Institute.
How did you learn English ?
I started to learn 24 years ago, when I met two people from the U.S and they started to teach me the basic things about it and I continued studying at UNAN, Managua.
Why are you a teacher?
I am a teacher because I love teaching and I like to share the things that I know with other people especially with children and young people.
Why did you want to work with a Peace Corps Volunteer?
I wanted to work with a Peace Corps Volunteer, because I wanted to share experiences with a native speaker teacher, and also I wanted my students to have the opportunity to learn American English directly from a native speaker.
Finish the sentence: One thing I want people to know about Nicararagua is…
One thing I want people to know about Nicararagua is that Nicaragua is a beautiful country which once you visit it you don’t want to leave. Also it has spectacular natural beauty and hospitable people.
[To be continued…]