Mother, father, sister, brother.... I remember the school days when I wanted to play outside rather than study English..."why do I need it?...am I going to go to London or something?" we used to say as kids. Who would have thought that some years later I will get a chance to teach it to school kids in North Korea! Well, my English is far from perfect, but ok for a 4th language and good enough for a lesson to young pioneers in Rason , North Korea aka DPRK (Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea).
I was pleasantly surprised on the level of vocabulary kids had. Pronunciation needs work, but that is because of lack of exposure to native speakers in class or on TV. The other thing I learned that kids are like kids everywhere. They were very curious about us, and everyday life of children abroad, like things kids do for fun, sports etc. They were not as "brain washed" as some might think.