Speaking English in the Classroom
Imagine that you could be fired if you were using your native tongue at work. This is a reality that teachers in Ghana face every day. During one of my first program sessions, a teacher had an engaging conversation with me about teaching English. He made it quite clear what his primary frustration with his job is: he has to use English to teach. At first glance, it might make sense that in a nation in which English is both the “primary” language and a main subject taught in s
Who are the Expo Tutors?
Who are the Expo tutors? Tutors Sharifa, Felicia, and Emmanuel with Program Associate Julie and Intern Emmanuel. They are funny and sassy, sometimes confident, sometimes shy. The group of tutors I know best is from Antoa SHS. Two days a week they teach Maths and English lessons at the local JHS, in partnership with their Program Associate who organizes and facilitates each tutoring session. On Wednesdays and Thursdays after their school day is over, the tutors walk the kilome