Yesterday was the last day and the Farewell Banquet for the latest Lattitude group of volunteers. They have been amongst the best, if not the best, intake we have ever had - nearly 100% attendance record, no "incidents" and particularly thoughtful and accurate answers in class.
Maybe the combination of five different countries helped. We normally have Brits and Aussies, but this year an American, two Canadians and five New Zealanders joined the mix. The Kiwis' pronunciation became the running joke of the week, as it happens. For example, they pronounce "when" as "win" and "pen" as "pin" - all quite confusing. So they enjoyed their "check-in soup" yesterday and today they head for the "airport chicken desks"! Their students are going to have fun.
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