The lesson is designed to continue to help them improve their comprehension of the English language in various forms. They need to know things like how to go to American stores and read menus to order food. It was also a lesson about job training techniques. Some of these students might get part-time jobs after school working as a cashier, so this was a way for them to learn some math skills.
The school administration (at Faust) has been very supportive in getting me the class space I need. I've had smaller rooms than this.
It's a culture shock for these kids when they move to a country they've never been to. I don't know how they manage. They didn't come here voluntarily. They were brought here. A lot of the students come in not knowing how to speak any English at all.