I’ve been meeting for the past two days with the national team who is responsible for implementing the multilingual education pilot program here in East Timor. They are quality people and it has been a pleasure to work with them.
Our focus these past two days has been to prepare for a stakeholders meeting that we are holding on Wednesday. At that meeting, the team will be presenting an overview of multilingual education and what has been accomplished so far in the project. They will also present various aspects of the program, including sample lessons on literacy and 2nd language learning.
It was fun to be able to help some of the team members to more fully understand how the lessons were based upon sound learning theories and to see their excitement when they understood the connections and felt like they had a more solid understanding of what they were doing.