How can the two groups work together to complement and support each other, whatever limitations their particular teaching context seems to impose on them?
Here is an account of a personal experience of a teacher in Slovakia last year.
Blog: Why did I come here?
A group of teachers and students from the Bratislava-based school gathered to support their friend, colleague, and fellow foreigner, as she had already tried four times just to get in the door of the foreign police, without success.
The question I am most often asked here in Slovakia is this: "Why did you come here?" The way that that question is posed does often vary in tone of voice, ranging from skepticism to plain surprise, but always there is a curiosity behind it that prompts most Slovaks I have met to ask me it within the first hour of meeting me.