In my time at KSDC, students and I related by sharing language. I taught English, and the advanced course students taught me Karenni words: greetings, foods we ate, the natural features of the place around us. Even though it was just a little, learning some of the local language helped me make connections with the people and place around me. In doing so, I reflected a lot about the flow of knowledge. The teacher-student relationship can be a mutual interaction where teaching and learning flow in each direction.
My capstone offering is this final blog post, sharing some English and Karenni recordings of common words. This is a resource that KSDC teachers and students can both use to practice their language skills.
Thank you to my friend Bu Reh, for sharing the Karenni language recordings.
Hi, I'm Isabel. I'm a fifth-year student at UVic, studying political science and global development. Through my CAPI internship, I'll be working in rural northern Thailand, teaching English at the Karenni Social Development Centre. Pleased to be here, stay tuned for updates!