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During our lessons recently, Esma has been telling us about her childhood growing up in Turkey as way to learn and understand what life is like in her culture. Levi found this particularly story interesting as she shared how people in her village burn dry cow patties in their stoves to stay warm in the winter and cook food.


During our lessons recently, Esma has been telling us about her childhood growing up in Turkey as way to learn and understand what life is like in her culture. Levi found this particularly story interesting as she shared how people in her village burn dry cow patties in their stoves to stay warm in the winter and cook food.

This past week we celebrated “Labor Day” here. Dean’s team hosted a big picnic for all the families. One of the guy’s wife is a professional singer here and serenaded us while waited for the chicken shish.

This past week we celebrated “Labor Day” here. Dean’s team hosted a big picnic for all the families. One of the guy’s wife is a professional singer here and serenaded us while waited for the chicken shish.

We finally began phase 4 of our language program🏼 This next phase is 500 hours and we mainly do 3 activities, one of which is listening to and understanding our LH’s life story. As she shares, it opens up more smaller stories and so we’re beginning to know our LH more deeply and learn about her culture through her eyes. We really enjoyed hearing stories from her childhood and found ourselves smiling and laughing with her as she shared about her childhood in Turkey. I’m already enjoying this phase and it’s attention to the small and large details/stories of one’s life and how they see the world.