Another branch of my language school is requiring senior students to perform in a highly inappropriate play. The brother of the manager of the school seems to have the illusion that he's a world-famous TV director and producer. He wrote this ridiculous play in Spanish because he doesn't speak a word of English. And yes, he is paid for the script by the school. The play is about a dysfunctional family. There is spousal abuse, arguments and yelling. The 13-year old in the class gets held by the neck and threatened by the father figure. The father figure carouses with other women and brags about it. Evidently, at the end, the father figure kills his wife, chops her up into pieces and serves her for dinner. Maybe this is to someone he suspected was sleeping with her? Because he says, "you ate her in real life, now you eat her again." Can the machismo be any more overdone? And here's the kicker: the guy who is to play the father figure is the direct
Follow my experiences fro an onsite CELTA class in Montanita to Loja, where I worked as a teacher of EFL. Teaching English as a foreign language was an exciting experience, as was immersing myself in the culture of Ecuador. I also traveled to Cuenca, Riobamba, Banos, Quito, and The Galapagos Islands after my teaching stint was over.