|Jeanine Wehr Jones, ESL Teacher|
But I left out a critical part of the story - her part-time Berlitz International position teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) while raising my brother and me. During that time, she had students from Japan, Egypt, Taiwan, El Salvador, Pakistan, and other countries. She loves other cultures, different types of people, and learning their stories.
I remember as a kid having potlucks at our house with her students, sharing wonderful ethnic foods with friendly and warm company. I know Mom enjoyed sharing her knowledge of Turkish cooking too.
|Jeanine and her ESL students|
Mom's vivacious personality wins over even the most shy of people; her humor is infectious. So in the classroom she was able to liven things up while helping people feel comfortable learning a language in a different cultural world.
So I wish Mom a Happy Mother's Day and say thank you for working so hard to help other people while making our family and Career Key successful.
|My Mom, Dad, and I, with our Vietnamese and Saudi Arabian |
Career Key partners, at the International Counseling Congress in Istanbul, 2008