I almost never talk about my students.
If I did I would feel like I am betraying a trust.
Sometimes there are things, bad things you just have to do; like telling a secret, cuz keeping it to yourself is much too selfish.
I really shouldn't talk about my students.
But some of the things they say are just to damned funny to believe.
Teachers everywhere experience and understand this everyday, yet are reluctant to reveal the truth only because it seems mean spirited to laugh at the uninformed or better yet misinformed
I really shouldn't talk about my students, but I will.
I will have to limit the discourse to the pupils under my charge at the university and not my language school, but I might just change my mind.
Here I am talking about my students and I don't feel one iota of remorse
The first thing you will have to understand is that for all their ignorance, university students are the smartest people in their age group.
If any of you out there speak a second language, or even a third I commend you. The fact that you are able to express your ideas in a foreign tongue is nothing lees than fabulous. Most English speaking people have never even attempted the foray into another language. Too bad, we might have learned to laugh at ourselves a little more .
Hold on. I can't talk about my students.
That would be wrong and extremely disrespectful.
You will just have to use your imagination and figure out the kind of silliness that occurs when people have to communicate with each other in a language they weren't born to.
I have plenty of problems getting people to understand me in my milk tongue. Trying to do do the same in Japanese has cased many a raucous moment.
Final exams are a few weeks away. I will post videos instead. They might be far more hilarious than anything I can write. Let people speak for themselves , I say
June 05, 2008
Labels: Me being me