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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5520 on: June 29, 2018, 03:02:16 PM »
I wonder if it would be worth it to pursue a job with the US State Department after teaching in Korea?

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5521 on: June 29, 2018, 03:11:13 PM »
But my hunch is that maybe one of the other teachers decided they didn't want to teach, and as you are free ...  :-[

Wouldn't be surprised at all. Better than deskwarming I suppose  :blank:
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5522 on: June 29, 2018, 04:22:20 PM »
I wonder if it would be worth it to pursue a job with the US State Department after teaching in Korea?

I’ve thought about that myself lately. I took the exam back in 2011 but didn’t get very far. I wonder if it wouldn’t be a counterintuitively good time to try jumping in now that Trump is president and alienating the current ranks.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5523 on: June 29, 2018, 06:07:13 PM »
I wonder if it would be worth it to pursue a job with the US State Department after teaching in Korea?

Iíve thought about that myself lately. I took the exam back in 2011 but didnít get very far. I wonder if it wouldnít be a counterintuitively good time to try jumping in now that Trump is president and alienating the current ranks.

You could be on to something.  What did you think of the exam?

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5524 on: June 29, 2018, 08:59:20 PM »
Hard to remember much at this point, but I recall the multiple choice section being a scattershot of often-fairly-obscure culture, history, and politics.  Iím a fairly slow test taker and I remember not feeling like I had as much time as I needed at the end to put together a water-tight response to the essays at the end of the exam, which cited some international crisis or another and asked for your analysis of the situation and to reason through what the US response should be.  I definitely should have studied harder, but donít forget the test is only one part of their point system. If you can prove some level of fluency in a foreign language, especially one deemed critical, that also boosts your points, among other things.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5525 on: July 03, 2018, 10:31:34 AM »
I have a full Korean student named 정필립 .

I can't help but think that if he ever moved to France, he'd fit right in.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5526 on: July 03, 2018, 10:32:53 AM »
I have a full Korean student named 정필립 .

I can't help but think that if he ever moved to France, he'd fit right in.
I am not even joking about this. I have a student named 박유

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5527 on: July 03, 2018, 10:37:34 AM »
I am not even joking about this. I have a student named 박유
Is that 퍼큐's friend?
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5528 on: July 03, 2018, 10:50:44 AM »
I am not even joking about this. I have a student named 박유
Is that 퍼큐's friend?

It better be. Trust me, 박유 is enough to keep the jokes(?) rolling.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5529 on: July 03, 2018, 11:22:11 AM »
I have a full Korean student named 정필립 .

I can't help but think that if he ever moved to France, he'd fit right in.

I've heard of Korean Catholics naming their kids Corea-fied biblical names.

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I have a girl named 정은 :sad: She seems happy though~
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5530 on: July 03, 2018, 11:27:36 AM »
The kids and I have all checked out. We all know this about each other, we're not fooling anyone.

I've heard of Korean Catholics naming their kids Corea-fied biblical names, but never Greek.

I have a girl named 정은 :sad: She seems happy though~

I'm not getting this one.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5531 on: July 03, 2018, 11:30:10 AM »
The kids and I have all checked out. We all know this about each other, we're not fooling anyone.

I've heard of Korean Catholics naming their kids Corea-fied biblical names, but never Greek.

I have a girl named 정은 :sad: She seems happy though~

I'm not getting this one.

I forgot that there's a Philip was in the bible. Couldn't edit in time apparently :-[

정은 as in Kim Jong-un  :-*
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5532 on: July 03, 2018, 11:31:47 AM »
The kids and I have all checked out. We all know this about each other, we're not fooling anyone.

I've heard of Korean Catholics naming their kids Corea-fied biblical names, but never Greek.

I have a girl named 정은 :sad: She seems happy though~

I'm not getting this one.

I forgot that there's a Philip was in the bible. Couldn't edit in time apparently :-[

정은 as in Kim Jong-un  :-*

Okay, I thought 정은 was in reference to the bible bit and I was just sitting here, spinning my pen, trying to figure it out. xD

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5533 on: July 03, 2018, 11:36:01 AM »
Ah, well there's the biblical Jong-un too.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5534 on: July 03, 2018, 12:20:30 PM »
It's probably just me, but sometimes I get a little confused with the petrol prices here.  Around my way, the petrol costs about 1590 won a litre.  Problem is when I see it priced at 1630 won per litre, I always think it is 1430, like it is in 24-hour clock mode, and therefore think it's really cheap. Until I remind myself....  :sad: Maybe because I'm not used to figures that size and the fact they also look like clock digits.  Actually, I've just talked myself out of why I might be mental.   :laugh:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5535 on: July 03, 2018, 01:01:31 PM »
I have a full Korean student named 정필립 .

I can't help but think that if he ever moved to France, he'd fit right in.
I am not even joking about this. I have a student named 박유

I don't understand. D:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5536 on: July 03, 2018, 01:20:22 PM »
I have a full Korean student named 정필립 .

I can't help but think that if he ever moved to France, he'd fit right in.
I am not even joking about this. I have a student named 박유

I don't understand. D:

박유 romanized looks like "Pak-Yoo" which sounds a lot like something bad in English
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5537 on: July 03, 2018, 01:40:28 PM »
I have a full Korean student named 정필립 .

I can't help but think that if he ever moved to France, he'd fit right in.
I am not even joking about this. I have a student named 박유

I don't understand. D:

박유 romanized looks like "Pak-Yoo" which sounds a lot like something bad in English

Ahhh. Lol. Thanks!

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5538 on: July 03, 2018, 02:26:07 PM »
It's probably just me, but sometimes I get a little confused with the petrol prices here.  Around my way, the petrol costs about 1590 won a litre.  Problem is when I see it priced at 1630 won per litre, I always think it is 1430, like it is in 24-hour clock mode, and therefore think it's really cheap. Until I remind myself....  :sad: Maybe because I'm not used to figures that size and the fact they also look like clock digits.  Actually, I've just talked myself out of why I might be mental.   :laugh:

Dave teacher, take a rest.
I think he meant to type 4:30 rather than 1430. Because 1630 won translates to... uh, 4:30 won o'clock.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5539 on: July 04, 2018, 07:47:31 AM »
At my school (and perhaps all schools in my province?), middle school first graders have a "Free semester." That means that for one semester, they don't have exams, and they have a fun project or field trip instead. Now, you'd think that the free semester would be first semester, so the school would be able to give them cumulative end of year exams to see how they're doing. However, for both of the years since this policy began, the free semester has been the second semester.

That means not only will the school not be able to measure their progress before they move on to the second grade, but I'll also have an entire grade of students who know that they aren't going to be graded on anything meaningful for the entire second half of the school year.

Hooray!