The course lasted for two hours, though it was broken up into different sections. We discussed writing strategies, played a game ("A Cold Wind Blows" if any of you have ever played it), and then wrote and presented speeches. The class ended with one of the students reading the speech of the week, which was "African Progress," by Kofi Annan.
I was really happy to see the students becoming progressively more comfortable and talkative as the class went on. Earlier on, they were speaking very softly and mumbling, but with encouragement from the mentor they started to enunciate and raise their volume. Overall it was a great first class to attend, and I'm looking forward to more! I know this wasn't much of an analytical, interesting post, but at least you have a sense of what I'm up to over here!