Being a non-native English speaker (surrounded by native speakers)

volunteers bethlehem conversation

Something about the Language barriers you might experience when you are surrounded by native speakers as a non-native English speaker. Tips and tricks on how to survive and overcome this, in the best English of your Dutch author.

The A – Z of Palestine

A - Z information about Palestine, volunteering and skateboarding.

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Palestine? I bet it’s something to do with negotiations, occupation, and conflict. But have you also heard about hospitality, olive oil, and kanafeh? About being grateful for everything, while you have nothing? Palestine is far more than the things you see and hear from media outlets. Below is a compiled A-Z to expand your knowledge of Palestine.

5 English words and phrases you’ll hear in a Palestinian skatepark

Teaching skateboarding in Asira, Palestine

The English level of the kids here in Palestine is truly astounding, but as with all skate communities, there are some phrases and terms that are unique to these communities. Teaching kids skateboarding 5 days a week, there are a few things we’ve become very used to hearing.