Our Director, Elder Ed Seegmiller has asked me to help one of the young missionary sisters, Sister Mendoza, with her English. She is from Mexico and comes from a very prominent family. She is 26 and has graduated from the university in Graphic design, but has never learned proper English grammar. When she went into the Missionary Training Center she was supposed to be trained in English and in an English speaking mission. They gave her a short test and said you are fine. The problem is then that when she came to San Diego she was English speaking for a while and then they transferred her to Spanish and now she is not developing the English skills. She only has 3 months left and then wants to get into a Master's program. She speaks English pretty well but makes lots of grammatical errors like "I will get marry" instead of "I will get married." I started by having her write me a 1 page story about her family so I could see where she needed help. It it mainly the ending of words, like es and ed and ies ect. Also she has never learned proper English pronunciation like th instead of the Spanish d sound.
The Director wants the young sisters to do all the tours so that is a bit frustrating. But on Tuesday's they are gone so we do all the tours and we really enjoy it. We meet so many wonderful people from all over the word.
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