Rolando Peralta: Entry 1

This is a guest post by Roland Peralta in our Counterpart Diaries Series:

October 20, 2015

Hello, My name is Rolando Peralta Rugama.

 

Dear Counterpart,

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

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. How long have you been teaching?

I have been teaching English for 18 years at Santa Cruz Institute.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

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  1. 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.

  1. 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…]

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