We were talking the other night about finally feeling like we were getting out of "survival mode", meaning that we were finally feeling comfortable with getting around here and not feeling like total strangers in a strange land. I thought I might write a little about what we did to survive so that anyone else doing something similar might find some information and those just reading along with our experiences can know what we are up to.
Today is Monday of our third week at work. The first week we didn't do too much, mostly just observed the teachers who work here and learned our way around. These past two weeks we've been spending working one-on-one with several students, giving English lessons more or less. Work is going well, but it has taken some getting used to a new schedule and new responsibilities, just as with any new job. We are getting the hang of things quickly though and soon enough we'll be ready to take over full teaching responsibilities in March.