Breakthrough with a student
10/7/09 - 10/7/09 85 °F
This morning at the Centro I experienced a breakthrough with one of the students, Israel. He is one of the fairly lower functioning boys that hardly ever says even one word to anybody. But today, he asked me two questions in full sentences! He asked me how my father was and then where my father was, albeit both questions were in Tz´utujil (I figured out what he asked me with the help of other students). The fact that he wanted to interact with me is a huge step and just that he recognized that even I, an extranjero, have a father is great progress for him, according to one of the teachers. Now it´s up to me to build on this progress by learning some words and phrases in Tz´utujil so I can interact with him better.