The Question of the Day inspired students to talk about complaints they've either made or want to make about the politics in their home countries. Most said that they haven't had any reason to "make a complaint" here in the U.S.A. But then Patricia said, "I have a complaint about the U.S.A. It seems like Americans do not like to be with their families like we do. In Africa, whole families live together for a long time. Here, people can't wait to be on their own and 'have their space.' I don't like this idea."—and all this inspired a teachable moment about the idiom: "The grass is always greener on the other side."

Get up / Wake Up

Class Recap - Week 1