|Zeqir and his family are patient with my Albanian|
as I order food in the cafeteria.
|My beautiful friend, Kuma is a great help!|
I was pretty sure I was making great headway. I worked hard to pronounce all of my students' names. Rina, Renea, Reina, Erina, and Mrika were my big challenges. I practiced rolling my r's. I was excited recently when the taxi service answered me in Albanian instead of English. Could he really not tell I'm an American on the phone? Wow! I was filled with pure joy and full of myself. I walked in my classroom ready to tackle the day...then one of my students laughed at the way I say my “r’s.”