In his communication classes and conversation clubs, David has found that the traditional American songs available on the American English website have been effective educational tools.
“As a musician, I have found music to be an excellent way not only to connect with people, but also to learn vocabulary, pronunciation, and common phrases,” says David. "I use music to talk about culture, history, and personal lives.”
In addition to enriching the lives of the students and teachers he is working with in Sevastopol, David has found the experience to have strengthened his qualifications as an English teacher.
David says, “professionally, I have gained a lot of experience with teacher training as a Fellow [and] learned to feel comfortable giving presentations to audiences of up to 150 people—which I have never done before.”