The Real International Language

imageAs it turns out, the real international language seems to be “fun”, manifested today in the form of Dum Dum Dee Dee and other games used by our stellar Global Outreach team to break the ice and entertain half of 60+ students at a time while the EFL team conducted language skill evaluations on the other half. The process took much longer than is typical as New Heights is the only group here at this time. Usually we have the assistance of another seasoned volunteer group from California. It was joyful seeing everyone working together as a cohesive team, each performing specifically assigned tasks to keep the process moving smoothly and efficiently, with common purpose and good spirits. The perfect embodiment of the phrase esprit de corps. In heading off to our classes once the assignments were made, the formerly timid and reserved students seemed much more relaxed and open, mainly due to the silly games and open interactions with the global outreach kids.  While everyone played vital roles in the success of the morning, they broke down barriers and set a lighthearted tone for the rest of the day through love and the language of fun.

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