A Teacher's Voice

By: Casey Robinson on Oct 4, 2018 | Categories: General, Academic, Clubs

I am honored to be of service to the Camden Military Academy (CMA) as its English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher. I have the privilege of working with some international cadets at the CMA; it is rewarding, fun and fascinating.

Cadets who come to the CMA from foreign countries have many challenges. They must learn the English language quickly to do well in all their academic subjects. But they must also adapt to new surroundings, a new culture and make new friends. It is rewarding to see these fine young men learn the English language as quickly as they can. We even have a few laughs as they begin to crave McDonalds and try to figure out what is happening on a football field.

I have had the privilege of travelling to over 12 countries in my life time. I am open to learning about different cultures and hope to visit even more countries. The international cadets at the CMA share their worlds at home and their cultures with me. Just fascinating. Perhaps one day I will get to countries like China and Russia. But I will go armed with insights. And for that I thank the international cadets at the CMA!

-Eve Carlin (ESL Teacher)