Over four months into my one year TLG placement in Telavi, I have noticed that although there are English speakers in this city, Georgian is the language of the majority.
When I moved in with my host family, my host mother was communicating with me in English mostly; nowadays, she uses more Georgian compared to English, which has ended up helping my Georgian language skills. Interestingly though, she is studying English online and everyday has a new expression to check with me. My host father has started to use ‘hello’.
During my visits to Telavi’s highstreet, bazaar and marshrutka station, I have come across some English speakers: a mature woman at a crockery store, a young woman at a computer store, a female university student on a marshrutka, a marshrutka driver, a 30-something year old male cake shop owner, an older café owner, a waitress, a restaurant owner, a young…
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