Welcome to my page.  I am glad that you are viewing this page and hope that you will find it both rejuvenating and educational.  As a Gudiance Counselor who works with students from multiple countries and distinctly different cultural backgrounds I have learned the importance of greeting families in their native tongue. I have had the pleasure of visiting Asia, taking in the beauty of Japan and Pakistan; explore  the European heritgage by visiting Switzerland, Germany, England, France, Belgium, and the Netherlands and spent some time visiting Central America - Belize, Costa Rica, Honduras, Panama and the costal section of Colombia.   Below I have listed greetings for countries that represent our ESL students.  Try to learn them and have fun with it as you  may impress yourself and be able to greet someone with a word other than "Hello". On the pages to follow you will learn of my caseload as I have both all ESL Academy students and the latter part of the alphabet in grades 9-12.  Please send me an email or visit me in the guidance office with any concerns or questions.
    Hindi- Namaste 
    Chinese-Nei ho (pronounced ne ho)
    Mandarin - Ni hao (pronounced nee how)
    Egyptian Arabic- Salaam Alekum (pronounced sulam ulakume) 
    French- Bonjour 
    Islamic Greeting - Assalamou Alykoum 
    Italian - Buon Giorno (pronounced bwohn geeornoh)
            Hebrew- Shalom 
     Japanese-Ohayoou(gozaimasu) pronounced o-ha-yo (go-zaimass)
    Korean - Ahn Nyeong Ha Se Yo (pronounced on-nyoung-ha-say-yo       
    Malayalam - namaskkaran          
    Arabic - mArHAbAN(pronounced Mar-ha-ban)
    Croatian-Dobro Jutro  
    Spanish-Hola, Buenos Dias