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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6100 on: June 20, 2017, 12:21:20 PM »
Speaking tests.

What's with the hatred of speaking tests? Hassle of making them? Hassle of administering them? The supposed futiliy of the whole thing?

I don't mind them at all

Having to administer them to too many students in a very short period of time, which results in monotony and a deterioration of my soul.

It's boring and tedious, and, ultimately, a pointless exercise in memorization and not on actual conversation. I get the rare 2-3 students per semester who make it interesting.

I don't particularly mind them either but the monotony does get a bit grating. Even some of my more fluent students have been asking me how many sentences are required of them (translation: how many sentences must they memorize).

So it's gonna be a lot of "On weekends I like to sleep and spend time with friends."

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« Reply #6101 on: June 20, 2017, 01:45:35 PM »
Did my teaching evaluation class, somehow passed with flying colours even tho my CT tried to sabbotage the entire thing by talking over me, waiting til this morning to look at the plan and ppt i sent her 2 weeks ago, switching up stuff as I was explaining it to the class... The usual.

After that she shows me the scores adn says she'll need to talk to the principal because the thinks the planning score should be lower since we had to go fast at the end to finish the class... cuz the students came in 10\3 minutes late but yeah thats apparently my fault...

Wow!

Your next conversaton with this teacher should consist of two sounds....

you hitting her....

and then her hitting the floor....

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Guhh right!? She's the worst! She calls me at my other schools to make sure I'm still there, as if I could just walk home and sneak out early from a rural school in the middle of nowhere where my co-workers drive me o.o And she snuck in a "oh so you teach any private lessons on weekends" the other day... I can't wait to leave, if it's her mission to get me fired then so be it. I only have 19 more times I have to be in the same room as her... Maybe 5 if she tampers with my evaluation...

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6102 on: June 20, 2017, 02:35:32 PM »


Guhh right!? She's the worst! She calls me at my other schools to make sure I'm still there, as if I could just walk home and sneak out early from a rural school in the middle of nowhere where my co-workers drive me o.o And she snuck in a "oh so you teach any private lessons on weekends" the other day... I can't wait to leave, if it's her mission to get me fired then so be it. I only have 19 more times I have to be in the same room as her... Maybe 5 if she tampers with my evaluation...

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :huh:, your CT is more than a few sandwiches short of a picnic!!
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6103 on: June 20, 2017, 03:07:27 PM »


Guhh right!? She's the worst! She calls me at my other schools to make sure I'm still there, as if I could just walk home and sneak out early from a rural school in the middle of nowhere where my co-workers drive me o.o And she snuck in a "oh so you teach any private lessons on weekends" the other day... I can't wait to leave, if it's her mission to get me fired then so be it. I only have 19 more times I have to be in the same room as her... Maybe 5 if she tampers with my evaluation...

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :huh:, your CT is more than a few sandwiches short of a picnic!!
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6104 on: June 21, 2017, 08:00:40 AM »
I swear the 미레엔 Middle School textbooks teach the same thing every single level (at least in the 4 pages I'm supposed to teach). Some days I get confused as to what I'm teaching who because they're teaching the same situation with slightly different words. And the 3rd year book has phrases I don't think I've ever heard someone say.

I HATE THIS BOOK.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6105 on: June 21, 2017, 08:47:07 AM »
Every month I am forced to change my school computer password because of the powers that be and ahnlab. Every month I change it back to the same password right after.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6106 on: June 21, 2017, 08:52:02 AM »
Every month I am forced to change my school computer password because of the powers that be and ahnlab. Every month I change it back to the same password right after.

Protip: You can enter the same password in the new password box and it will count as being changed.

Security!

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6107 on: June 21, 2017, 08:56:59 AM »
I was feeling a bit under the weather yesterday, and this morning I woke up with a killer sore throat and a voice like the girl from the Grudge. Thank goodness I only have 3 classes today. We are going to just watch some Beastmaster on Netflix, I think.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6108 on: June 21, 2017, 09:11:00 AM »
The left earpiece of my Beats earphones stopped working. I haven't even had them for a full year.

Meanwhile, the Marley earphones I purchased 2.5 years ago are still going strong.

Never. Again.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6109 on: June 21, 2017, 09:15:50 AM »
The left earpiece of my Beats earphones stopped working. I haven't even had them for a full year.

Meanwhile, the Marley earphones I purchased 2.5 years ago are still going strong.

Never. Again.

AKG or Sennheiser. You're welcome.

ALSO, Prodigy died! Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu, one of my top ten fave rappers. Sickle cell is a bitch.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6110 on: June 21, 2017, 09:17:57 AM »
The left earpiece of my Beats earphones stopped working. I haven't even had them for a full year.

Meanwhile, the Marley earphones I purchased 2.5 years ago are still going strong.

Never. Again.

I, too, was tricked into buying Beats years ago. They suuuuuuuck. Same thing happened to mine - earbud just stopped working after maybe 8 months.

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« Reply #6111 on: June 21, 2017, 09:30:21 AM »
The left earpiece of my Beats earphones stopped working. I haven't even had them for a full year.

Meanwhile, the Marley earphones I purchased 2.5 years ago are still going strong.

Never. Again.

I, too, was tricked into buying Beats years ago. They suuuuuuuck. Same thing happened to mine - earbud just stopped working after maybe 8 months.

So ****** mad right now. xD

Tbf, I've kind of had the same experience with any earphones that has those small controls built into the wire -- I'm thinking there's some structural weaknesses that go along with that added "benefit" that makes it more likely for the wires inside to become frayed or disconnected.

But you'd think that wouldn't be a problem for earphones that cost 5x as much. Fk'in hell. I'm buying some Xiaomi earphones next. Someone told me that their sound is pretty good and that they're generally really durable.

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« Reply #6112 on: June 21, 2017, 10:04:05 AM »
Audio-Technica recently got into the headphone game, and their mid-range stuff seems pretty decent.

I used Sennheisers for a while, but after repeatedly losing all of the rubber tips, I decided to go with something less costly. After trying some cheaper options that sounded genuinely terrible, I found a pair of Audio-Technicas at HiMart for like 30K KRW, and they sound... pretty good. Not as good as the more expensive stuff I was using before, but definitely better than anything I've tried in that price range or cheaper.

I do still have a fancy schmancy pair of Sennheiser over-ears to use at home, but I it's gotta be earbuds when I'm out and about.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6113 on: June 21, 2017, 10:23:06 AM »
Audio-Technica recently got into the headphone game, and their mid-range stuff seems pretty decent.

I used Sennheisers for a while, but after repeatedly losing all of the rubber tips, I decided to go with something less costly. After trying some cheaper options that sounded genuinely terrible, I found a pair of Audio-Technicas at HiMart for like 30K KRW, and they sound... pretty good. Not as good as the more expensive stuff I was using before, but definitely better than anything I've tried in that price range or cheaper.

I do still have a fancy schmancy pair of Sennheiser over-ears to use at home, but I it's gotta be earbuds when I'm out and about.

Out of necessity, I bought a pair of bluetooth Manhattans (never heard of them before) at Heathrow for maybe $40? Not top of the line by any stretch but I adore them and have been using them constantly for going on two years now.

But once again, Beats suck and have a shady history to boot.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6114 on: June 21, 2017, 10:48:29 AM »
Speaking tests.

What's with the hatred of speaking tests? Hassle of making them? Hassle of administering them? The supposed futiliy of the whole thing?

I don't mind them at all

Having to administer them to too many students in a very short period of time, which results in monotony and a deterioration of my soul.

It's boring and tedious, and, ultimately, a pointless exercise in memorization and not on actual conversation. I get the rare 2-3 students per semester who make it interesting.

Everything you say i agree with 100% Chinguetti. I am on my second week of doing them and i want to shove my head in wood chipper. I especially like the ones who come in the day before their class asking for a study guide.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6115 on: June 21, 2017, 11:37:30 AM »
Having to administer [speaking tests] to too many students in a very short period of time... results in monotony and a deterioration of my soul.

It's boring and tedious, and, ultimately, a pointless exercise in memorization and not on actual conversation. I get the rare 2-3 students per semester who make it interesting.

Everything you say i agree with 100% Chinguetti. I am on my second week of doing them and i want to shove my head in wood chipper. I especially like the ones who come in the day before their class asking for a study guide.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6116 on: June 21, 2017, 11:54:21 AM »
Beats are literally garbage. I feel sorry for you.

Bluetooth headphones are also literally garbage, unless you don't mind listening to flat, compressed music. Then, go ahead.

I can vouch for Sennheiser and AKG headphones. Also, Yamaha makes stellar earbuds, but they're a bit expensive for the EPH-100s.

Earbuds don't stay in my ears well, so I usually have to wear big cans when I'm out and about, even though it makes me look like an idiot. Oh well. Can't win 'em all.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6117 on: June 21, 2017, 01:16:44 PM »
Students:"What?What? Teacher can we do our stop motion here?"
Me: "Yes, of course."
Korean teacher: "Do you know stop motion? How do you know stop motion?"
Me: "because I have an IQ above 10"

Why? How, would I not know what stop motion is? 
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« Reply #6118 on: June 21, 2017, 01:25:45 PM »
Students:"What?What? Teacher can we do our stop motion here?"
Me: "Yes, of course."
Korean teacher: "Do you know stop motion? How do you know stop motion?"
Me: "because I have an IQ above 10"

Why? How, would I not know what stop motion is?

Perhaps it is uniquely Korean; much like four seasons and a mother's love for her children.

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« Reply #6119 on: June 21, 2017, 01:31:37 PM »
Students:"What?What? Teacher can we do our stop motion here?"
Me: "Yes, of course."
Korean teacher: "Do you know stop motion? How do you know stop motion?"
Me: "because I have an IQ above 10"

Why? How, would I not know what stop motion is?

Perhaps it is uniquely Korean; much like four seasons and a mother's love for her children.
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