I'm a teacher- says the sheet of paper.

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Raquel y Juan Carlos (my host family)
I am officially a certified English teacher! I just finished my last class and now it is on to interviews and actual classes. I definitely feel prepared to step into a classroom and know how to answer questions and design a lesson suitable for various levels.

This week I also made an attempt at learning tango by going to my first lesson! It was super fun even though I was horrible... hahah I was paired up with an 11 year old boy who was about half my size-- so we made quite the match, him attempting to lead me while I proceeded to step on his toes and basically knock us both down. But I did manage to learn the most basic, basic steps, however I can really only get them right when watching the instructor and dancing solo... But it was still really fun and the music was great.
Kitchen/ Living Room
I'll definitely give it another go... although maybe I'll try to find a partner a tad taller...

In my continued effort to make more friends here I decided to join an ultimate frisbee team. I showed up the first day, wearing jeans and a sweater, thinking it would just be a few people hanging around, casually tossing a frisbee around and chatting-- however I was totally wrong. Immediately the captain had us all running laps and doing frisbee drills (who knew that even existed)... so needless to say by the time game time actually came around I was exhausted. I decided just to watch the game, since I'm just learning the rules and I was well on my way to becoming asthmatic anyways. It was really fun though and seems like a great group of people. They're from all over the country and they get together twice a week to run drills and play pick-up games.
The whole game is also conducted in Spanish so its another good opportunity to keep up my own language skills.

With the conclusion of my TEFL course also comes the end of my time with the Serra family. It has certainly been an interesting stay. They are a very warm and welcoming family and it was nice to start my stay in Buenos Aires in a family's home. They do however have quite the crazy maid situation here. In the time I have been here (four weeks) they have had 5 different maids. First one lasted a week before she escaped back to Paraguay, next one survived 3 days before just leaving, number 3 only lasted one day before she quit saying she thought someone was going through her purse, next only stayed a couple hours before getting too frustrated with the kitchen and running out in a huff.
Kitchen
The current maid has survived day 2 so there is some hope. I think the problem is the fact that the Serras continually talk poorly about their miads (in front of their faces) but are convinced they dont understand simply because they are speaking English... Who knows though.

So yeah, I'll be moving into my new apartment on Saturday and am super excited! Its the shared house I mentioned earlier in Palermo Hollywood (named so because of all the TV stations there). I can't wait to really feel settled here, in my own place and be able to cook my own food again! I'm anxious to find out what my other roommates are like as well... that should be interesting. Alright I'll try to get up some pictures once my connection is better. Hope everyones well! E-mail some updates steinmi@gmail.com
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Raquel y Juan Carlos (my host fami…
Raquel y Juan Carlos (my host fam…
Kitchen/ Living Room
Kitchen/ Living Room
Kitchen
Kitchen
Parilla and rooftop deck (my room …
Parilla and rooftop deck (my room…
My room
My room
Stein Calendar Made It to BA
Stein Calendar Made It to BA