Episode 10 (June 2019) – Learning English

In our tenth episode, we’re talking about English. English is a cornerstone of opportunity for refugees at CRP and all over Amman. Our first interview is with Sameer, 20, from Homs, Syria, who began taking classes at CRP almost two years ago and is now nearly fluent. We explore Sameer’s backstory fleeing Homs and coming to Jordan, and why he decided to focus on learning English so intensively, as many refugees do. We also sit down with Megan Mcgeough, the English class coordinator at CRP to discuss her responsibilities and challenges with teaching English as well as the positive and negative implications of English’s influence in Amman and around the world.