More on breakfasts with the Minister….enjoy!
As we walked into the Hotel Marriott to meet the Minister of Education, Dimitri Shashkin, I was relieved to note the relaxed nature of how he was dressed: sweater, jeans, and hiking boots. After being told to dress business casual and, specifically, to not wear tennis shoes, I was nervous that the meeting might be rather formal. I was quite pleased that it was the Minister’s decision to meet in smaller, more intimate groups, allowing for a more comprehensive discussion about education. A selected group of TLGers was broken down into smaller groups of 5-7 over the course of 3 days for breakfast at the Marriott.
The Minister spoke in nearly perfect English of the importance of learning English in order to progress in the field of education across Georgia. Education is in a continuous state of change and development. After being asked what comes first, teachers or infrastructure, Shashkin…
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