Body English!

As any of the Mercy Beyond Borders (MBB) scholars participating in this month’s English Language camp in Gros Morne, Haiti, can tell you: there’s more than one way to learn the vocabulary of one’s body parts! This girl practically disappears behind the labels pasted on by her learning partner.

Each summer, MBB hosts a 2-week language camp to boost these high school students’ skills. For them, English is their 3rd (or 4th) language. Hard to acquire, but a huge employment-booster once mastered.

The girls study several hours in the women’s Center classroom, and then spend several more hours in small groups engaged in activities that require thinking, speaking and singing in English. Helped by the Beatles, shyness gives way to smiles and then laughing out loud.