A Mango for the Teacher: Running the Beach and Running a School in Cancun's Early Days

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June, 1975 - With New York City deep in budget crisis, Deborah, a spirited young teacher of English as a Second Language, receives her third pink slip in two years. Her strongest ties to New York were cut when cancer claimed her mother, uncle and aunt. With no prospect of work, she takes off for the glorious Mexican beach she had stumbled upon three years earlier. At that time, the only trace of human intrusion near the beach was a wooden bridge with a hand-painted sign reading “CAN-CUN.” During Deborah’s second trip to Mexico, hilarious experiences follow harrowing ones. Driving south, she encounters natural and human beauty all along the way. Once she reaches Cancún, it seems that everyone wants her as an English teacher—how could she say “No”? Deborah’s life expands to include a school of more than four hundred students, an international circle of teachers and friends, an island, a husband, a son, a sailboat, sharks, a tarantula and muchas aventuras.

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When Deborah Frisch finished her studies in Teaching English as a Second Language and found that New York City wouldn’t keep her employed during its mid ‘70s budget crisis, she took off for Cancún, Mexico. In that little town/construction camp of no more than 5,000 people, practically everyone she met wanted to study English. She founded a language school that ran for twenty-five years and served up to 450 students daily. But after thirteen years in Cancún, for a multitude of reasons Frisch decided leave Cancún for the U.S. Along with her small son, she established a new life in Berkeley, California Frisch has been teaching ESL in California since 1988. For six years her students have been a great crowd of UC Berkeley Visiting Scholars and others at Albany Adult School. Two years ago she also began supporting foreign students at the Academy of Art in San Francisco. Under the umbrella of Xicalango Press, Frisch has developed and published games and materials for learning English. She often presents her work at teachers’ conferences with bilingual children’s author Rene Colato Lainez. At present she is at work on her first novel, a story of Mexican dance, archeology and intrigue.

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