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« Reply #180 on: May 14, 2011, 11:30:38 PM »
Student: Where are you from?
Me: South Africa.
Student looks at me blankly.
Me: Err...Namagong?
Student: Are you sure?
Me: Yes
Student: But...your skin...white and you speak British.  You must be British.

HAHA.. I'm sure you know this already, but to those that don't.. Koreans don't know anything about South Africa. to them.. Africa is Africa.  Their little heads would probably explode if you told them that Canada and USA are in North America.
If you teach a class that has all special needs kids with only the physical ability to move their hands up and down, then you'll be fired because they all gave you checks instead of circles.

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« Reply #181 on: May 15, 2011, 02:44:19 AM »
students: "teacher!teacher!sign!sign!"

(10 little girls all shoving post it notes in my face. Jumping over each other, each holding a post it note)

Me: "ok...hold on! hold on!"

students: "me turn! me turn!"

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« Reply #182 on: May 15, 2011, 08:59:08 AM »
Student: Where are you from?
Me: South Africa.
Student looks at me blankly.
Me: Err...Namagong?
Student: Are you sure?
Me: Yes
Student: But...your skin...white and you speak British.  You must be British.

HAHA.. I'm sure you know this already, but to those that don't.. Koreans don't know anything about South Africa. to them.. Africa is Africa.  Their little heads would probably explode if you told them that Canada and USA are in North America.

In my experience, most people from countries outside of the African continent know nothing about SA beyond apartheid, Nelson Mandela (who is no longer our president for those of you who think that he is) and the 2010 World Cup.  I've met other NETs who've asked where in Africa I'm from when I say SA, told me that it's impossible for me to be South African because I'm white  and, my favourite, those who've actually corrected me and told that I meant to say I'm from South America  :o

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« Reply #183 on: May 15, 2011, 01:04:05 PM »
Context: I'm teaching a lesson on acronyms and abbreviations and asking my students what acronyms they know and what they mean.

Student: NASA!
Me: And what does it stand for?
Student: North America Space... America.

Also "FIFA" stands for "Football International Fighting America".

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« Reply #184 on: May 15, 2011, 04:19:52 PM »
In a gap fill exercise:
I usually take the bus to work, but I was late today, so I __________.
Answer: killed myself.

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« Reply #185 on: May 16, 2011, 12:16:24 AM »
In a class discussion regarding why people move to America, one student raised her hand and confidently stated that "in America, all people have cute clothes and wonderful jeans". When I asked her another reason she thought people might move to America, she replied "Alexander Graham Bell".  :laugh:

Looks like it might be time for a history lesson.

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« Reply #186 on: May 16, 2011, 08:02:55 AM »
If I have one day of growth on my face, one of my students will always make a point to 1) touch my face and 2)tell me that I am a "very very dirty teacher".

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« Reply #187 on: May 16, 2011, 03:23:02 PM »
Student says to me:

"Teacher how do you get your skin so white?"

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« Reply #188 on: May 16, 2011, 03:26:18 PM »
"Mr. Tom, you are very handsome. I want to be your face."

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« Reply #189 on: May 16, 2011, 03:31:15 PM »
*Whilst playing shipwrecked game where students must choose which people get a spot on the lifeboat to go to the desert ilsand*

Student: Young woman?
Teacher: Yes. The lawyer is 28 years old.
Student. 28 ok. I only need one woman!

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« Reply #190 on: May 17, 2011, 07:58:55 AM »
Teacher: Which flavor of ice cream is better, chocolate or vanilla?
Student: Teacher! Yellow ice cream f***ing you!

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« Reply #191 on: May 17, 2011, 08:04:18 AM »
"teacher, my english name is 'marine'."

"what?"

"yes. like starcraft."
*proceeds to mine using a machine gun.*

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« Reply #192 on: May 17, 2011, 08:08:43 AM »
During winter English Camp, when the students were playing scavenger hunt and one of the students asked me for a clue by saying:

Teacher, you are so pretty. You are so beautiful. You have Miss Korea gene. Now can you please give us a hint?

When we were learning the "I think..." structure, and I asked them what they think about the summer, one of my students said, "I love beaches because I can see a lot of sexy women and bikinis."

I teach at an all-boy's middle school =).

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« Reply #193 on: May 17, 2011, 08:23:35 AM »
How about one from a co-teacher?

CT:  Did you hear?  We do not have school tomorrow.
Me: We don't?  Why?
CT:  Tomorrow is erec....errr... eLection day.

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« Reply #194 on: May 17, 2011, 08:28:22 AM »
I got the following in a Teacher's Day card... I'm glad they were as confused by the association as I was.
"Teacher, when I think of you I think of a tree but I don't know why."

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« Reply #195 on: May 17, 2011, 08:31:37 AM »
A 4th grade boy replying to his pen pal letter:

Teacher, I sex man!

What?????

I sex man! (while repeatedly pushing the 'talk' button on the electronic dictionary so that it is saying "sex. sex. sex. sex. sex."

Excuse me?

I sex man. (now with a big grin on his face)

Let me see. (I take the dictionary from him thinking that I must be hearing him wrong - I'm not)

But then the penny drops....

Oooooooooohhhhh!!!! Your GENDER IS male!!!! (I start giggling)

No, you should write: "I am a boy."

Another boy realises what just went down - translates it to the class, and then we're all in stitches while this poor kid is  (laughing &) shouting "NO TEACHER!! NOOO!"

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« Reply #196 on: May 17, 2011, 02:18:46 PM »
I've been playing taboo with all my classes this week (I guarantee you laughs if you try it). This one team in particular, out of all of the classes, seemed to be having trouble (somehow all the lower level students were sitting on the same half of the classroom that day...), but really they had me crying- from laughter- these boys were shameless to win

'beach'
comes up, and immediately 5 of the boys (co-ed class) jumped out of their seats screaming 'bikini! sexy girl!' and either pantomiming wearing a bikini or dancing the hula. (the guesser got it in about 3 seconds flat)

'dog'
a bunch of kids in the back start barking, hands up to their chins like paws (I was used to this by now), but one boy in the front, stands up and gets the guesser's attention, starts barking, then kicks at an imaginary dog, complete with an accompanying high-pitched yelp. another near-immediate guess and I now wonder what they do after school...

(I really want to teach them 'charades' next...)

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« Reply #197 on: May 17, 2011, 02:25:34 PM »
6th grader - Teacher! Teacher! What is "Baby, hit me one more time?!?!!?"

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« Reply #198 on: May 17, 2011, 02:43:59 PM »
Just yesterday:

Student: Teacher, your nose is so long!
Me:  Uh... thank you?
Student: (Korean unknown to me)
CoT:  He thinks you must have had plastic surgery.
Me:  :laugh:

Only in Korea...

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« Reply #199 on: May 17, 2011, 03:22:55 PM »
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'beach'
comes up, and immediately 5 of the boys (co-ed class) jumped out of their seats screaming 'bikini! sexy girl!' and either pantomiming wearing a bikini or dancing the hula. (the guesser got it in about 3 seconds flat)


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I also had a gem for "beach". The clue they gave: "Son of a ______ "

For "ship": "Relation! Relation!"

For tiger: "Lion friend"

For "Easter", some Konglish flavour: "West-uh friend!"

For "newspaper:: "Ah, my father..he reads this.. poo! poo! poo!" (on the bogs?!)