At The Diocesan Classical Gymnasium we had a wonderful opportunity to collaborate fruitfully with two American volunteers, namely Whitney and Jedd Sankar from Montana, the USA. Their contribution was invaluable for teachers and students alike and they proved once again that learning a language with native speakers is all about improving speaking and listening skills as well as building language confidence. At St. Stanislav’s we feel most thankful to both, Whitney and Jedd, for having them round.
Whintey wrote about her teaching experience at DCG: “My husband Jedd and I have spent the last 9 months in Slovenia as part of his Fulbright research grant. Our favorite cultural immersion activity by far has been volunteering in the English classes at Škofijska Klasična Gimnazija. We’ve had the opportunity to meet so many interesting, thoughtful, and well-spoken Slovenian high school students and to be able to engage in conversations about American and Slovenian cultures. I have no doubt that we have benefited at least as much from this opportunity as we have helped the students by sharing our knowledge and experience as native speakers”. /Whitney Sankar/