As we have written manytimesinthepastweek, record numbers of Georgian students are choosing to study English as their primary foreign language. I have definitely witnessed this in my host family and in my school, but I must admit that my first two drafts of this post were just plain boring. I wrote about how my school has hired more English teachers and now has five English teachers compared to just one German and one Russian teacher. I also talked about how my host sister, brother, and mother all learned Russian before English. Then it occurred to me that if I wanted the post to be more interesting, maybe I should just ask my host family why they’re studying English now instead of Russian, German, or some other foreign language.
I actually only talked to my host sister about this, as she’s the only one who knows English…
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