For today we have a three for one deal — a small update with no new information, info about the car, and and a list of reasons why PC wants to teach English. Scroll down for the latter two.
Tim’s Legal Clearance
Tim got an email that they are reviewing his medical information. They said they might not get to it until four months before we leave. I really hope that’s not true. Also, Tim has had a legal hold placed on his file. We have no idea why, and they have not requested any more information.
There have been no updates on my application. I hope they got my information, because it has not been listed as under review like Tim’s.
We finally sold the Lancer. Yay! Anyway, we’re not savoring our victory too long. We decided to go ahead and try and sell the Yaris just to see what happens. If you know anyone who is interested, please feel free to give them this information.
2008 Toyota Yaris Hatchback
2-door Toyota Yaris Hatchback in excellent condition with just 25,000 miles. Pristine four-cylinder engine averages 35 miles per gallon. Surprisingly roomy interior is very clean. Only one owner ever. Automatic transmission. Power doors, locks, and windows. $12,000. Please call (317) 638-7066.
Or you can refer them to this ad: http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/cto/1450512052.html.
I will post pictures of the car in the Flickr account later.
Why PC wants to teach English
Someone asked me again why teaching English is so important, but specifically asking why the Peace Corps assists with it. One goal of the Peace Corps is to offer training to the host country’s residents. Educating residents and developing specialized skills assists improves economic stability. Can you imagine an economically prosperous country without pilots, scholars, scientists, businessmen, reporters, or people familiar with international affairs? I certainly don’t want languages to die away. I think they are so culturally important. However, I do recognize that this world is becoming more global and a common language is also important. Just look at all these reasons PC gives for teaching English abroad!
> Pilots are required to speak English to air traffic control towers in order to maintain communication. This is even true when a plane from Hong Kong is landing in Moscow.
> Most academic papers are published in English.
> Scientists from many countries often attend international conferences where the only common language is English.
> Most Internet pages today and computer manuals are written in English.
> English is an essential tool for international commerce.
> Many major new sources like television broadcasting, newspapers and magazines are spoken or written in English
> Peace Corps Volunteers teach English in response to requests from host countries! This is what they ask for when PC offers to help them.