What a high! The class has 10 students: seven men and three women, They are mostly software engineers, but some are system testers or members of lab teams.  In their twenties and early thirties, the students want to learn English to communicate better with their foreign colleagues and customers.  The class flew by because the students are open, eager and funny. I used many of the team building activities I have used at staff retreats and they participated enthusiastically.
The Nokia building is quite modern with security locks on every door. If a door is left open, an alarm goes off. The 25 story building houses 1400 employees. The room was set up in traditional lecture style with tables facing forward in rows. We moved them back and created a circle of chairs. 
It was a great time! 
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6 Responses to Nokia

  1. Esther says:

    look at you go!

  2. Paula says:

    Just think how excited they would have been if you would have given them a t-shirt or book. As Esther says, You go girl! I finally figured out how to get onto this blog so I will be checking on you

  3. Karen says:

    Ruth, this site was down for a couple days so I couldn\’t comment. Your apartment looks like minimalism at its best! I\’ve read your posts. They remind me of the journal entries on Dances with Wolves. They are quite interesting and you are capturing the best of your days. Can\’t wait to read more. Take care and I hope you\’re doing well.Karen

  4. Mary Beth says:

    I am so excited you are doing this. It makes you seem so reachable. Your first day sounds awesome. I rmrmber being in your class and really enjoying it!Mary Beth

  5. Dianne says:

    Thanks to Esther I found your blog. Hope you are enjhoying your experience. Only 2 weeks until I\’m a Granny of one more.

  6. Mark says:

    Wow, the pictures are great!!! It sounds like it will be quite an adventure. I will check every week to see what is going on.

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