HUBS 1 and 2

Trip Start Apr 14, 2006
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Trip End Jul 2008


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Tuesday, May 2, 2006

During this Monday and Tuesday all 40 volunteers came in from their satellite towns to Dupnitsa, where we had 2 days of boring sessions. The sessions were on health, safety, TEFL, and community skills. Health and safety didnt bother me so much, as it's stuff they have to say and no way around making it boring. But the TEFL sessions were terrible, not only were they boring but not helpful at all. Well the one bright spot was there was a currently serving PCV there who'd been there a year, and he gave great insight into ideas for classroom management, but the people running the show didn't know how to present the material.

What bothered me really was that it was 2 full days without Bulgarian. We didn't do any language training, and I spoke maximum 20 words of bulgarian in 2 days, mainly when ordering food. For next HUB I will definitely bring my stuff and self-study. Also, while I had a lot of fun with the other volunteers, especially going out drinking on Monday night, after 1 week in kocherinovo I'm not at the point where I'm craving American company and speaking English.

So whatever, it was only 2 days and I'll get over it. Just glad to be back in Kocherinovo.
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