My host grandmother is 90 years old! She has next to no English and my japanese is very poor but we still sit and communicate!
Today she taught me some origami and yesterday she showed me a japanese art book with traditional style paintings. I played my concertina for her and she even gave it a shot herself!
We are both keen to learn each other's language although we may be slow. But enthusiasm's all you need to get on with a person who you can't talk to! :)
A photograph of Chiho from South Korea and his host brothers from Waterford signing and playing music together.
A photograph of Chiho who's from South Korea and the family from Waterford who are hosting him while he studies in Ireland
On Saturday the 10th of October 2009 The Tipperary EIL group had their First of many to come Group Outings. The day was bright and fresh as the International bus departed for Cobh to visit and explore the Cobh heritage centre. All aboard the Bus were in high spirits and excited to be together in a group as many of the students had not met since the official orientation. On arrival to the Heritage centre all students were full of anticipation and curiosity. Here all had the opportunity to explore and absorb some very interesting facts and parts of Irish History.