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Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #840 on: May 21, 2015, 01:55:49 pm »
This one really caught me off guard.

5th grade students practicing a role play:

Girl 1 [playing a male character]: Will you marry me?
Girl 2: Yes!

Girl 3 (watching): LESBIANNNnnnnnn


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Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #841 on: May 21, 2015, 01:59:27 pm »
Doing the food chapter with 5th grade, I am asking what food they like.

The one boy calmly says "I like wi-pi" because one of the example foods is apple pie.
He know exactly what he was doing and I never saw it coming. I could not stop laughing and my co tried to correct his pronunciation.

He must be one of those secret genius' that hides their true English ability.


Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #842 on: May 21, 2015, 02:42:54 pm »
I live in Seongnam and I told one of my classes that for dinner I was going to eat in Jeongja with one of my friends.  One of the second grade MS boys started laughing hysterically and proceeded to tell me that Jeongja means "man tadpoles". 


Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #843 on: May 21, 2015, 03:07:27 pm »
This one really caught me off guard.

5th grade students practicing a role play:

Girl 1 [playing a male character]: Will you marry me?
Girl 2: Yes!

Girl 3 (watching): LESBIANNNnnnnnn

hahaha, this happened in my fifth grade class. An all-girl group roleplayed a wedding and one boy's response was to scream "OH MY GOD LESBIANS TEACHER LESBIANS."

Then I had one of those awful native teacher moments: do I yell at him for screaming "lesbians" because it appears to have been pejorative and I don't want any lesbian kids in the class to feel bad, if there are any, and because it's not an insult? Do I not react so that kids will see that I'm not bothered by the term so it's obviously not objectionable? Do I chastise him because he did this and scared the special needs student who we coaxed for months to be able to do a roleplay?

I just went with my usual, "Zip your lips," and then my coteacher and I took him aside later and told him not to yell at other students because it's rude.


Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #844 on: May 21, 2015, 03:14:06 pm »
Playing Minecraft bomb game with kids
(Creeper means all teams lose all their points) - Nuke

Smartest student in after school class has just lost all his points to Creeper Nuke. He got ahead again and then someone switched points with him.

He is very silent for the next five minutes then out of nowhere yells:

TEEECHA WHERE IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIS CREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

I couldn't contain myself, I just burst out laughing. A few minutes later he's trying to scrub for points: "teacher, I love you man! I love you teacher! I'm not gay though"

oh man...


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Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #845 on: May 21, 2015, 03:54:50 pm »
"Teacher, yellow hair bling bling!"


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Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #846 on: May 21, 2015, 04:34:50 pm »
Two of my favorites.

When talking about how the chicken skin is often delicious on fried chicken:

"Yes.  Chicken clothes is very important."

When I presented the question:

Charles Darwin, who formulated his Theory of what, sailed on the HMS Beagle.

"Level up."


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Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #847 on: May 21, 2015, 06:53:09 pm »
Co-teacher: Who's your favourite basketball player?
Student: Michael Jackson!
"In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer" - Albert Camus


Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #848 on: May 21, 2015, 08:55:25 pm »
I couldn't contain myself, I just burst out laughing. A few minutes later he's trying to scrub for points: "teacher, I love you man! I love you teacher! I'm not gay though"
Think I posted here, but similarly last year:
MS student: Teacher, you're handsome.
Me: Thanks
Him: Teacher. Joke. I'm not gay.
Me: Ok.


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Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #849 on: May 22, 2015, 07:17:19 am »
In my 4th grade class, we were doing a speaking activity related to 'Whose Watch Is This?'

I'm walking around, listening to the kids talk when I hear this gem:

S1: Whose camera is this?
S2: It's stalker's!

"What?" I asked.

S2: It's stalker's!

Followed by the boy pretending to leap from the shadows and take pictures.


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Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #850 on: May 22, 2015, 07:48:56 am »
Recently I had a student say this which I found super adorable: "Adjectives are to twinkle twinkle....twinkle twinkle a noun'


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Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #851 on: May 22, 2015, 08:38:57 am »
Recently I had a second grade MS student say something not necessarily funny, but caught me off guard. We were discussing superheroes', strengths, and weaknesses. One of the superheroes was Iron Man, and I asked, what are his weaknesses.

Me: What are Iron Man's weaknesses?
Students: Uhhhhhh...
Hyun Min: (speaking low) He's narcissistic.
Me: Yeah, he's, wait, what did you say?
Hyun Min: Narcissistic.
Me:  :blank:  :blank: :huh: :huh:
Students: Teacher, what is nar-nar-nar-sh blah blah?
Me: Uhhhh, well he--Mr. Kim (my CT) can you explain?

Needless to say, I owe him a large candy bar for catching me off guard with that one.


Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #852 on: May 22, 2015, 08:43:44 am »
Recently I had a second grade MS student say something not necessarily funny, but caught me off guard. We were discussing superheroes', strengths, and weaknesses. One of the superheroes was Iron Man, and I asked, what are his weaknesses.

Me: What are Iron Man's weaknesses?
Students: Uhhhhhh...
Hyun Min: (speaking low) He's narcissistic.
Me: Yeah, he's, wait, what did you say?
Hyun Min: Narcissistic.
Me:  :blank:  :blank: :huh: :huh:
Students: Teacher, what is nar-nar-nar-sh blah blah?
Me: Uhhhh, well he--Mr. Kim (my CT) can you explain?

Needless to say, I owe him a large candy bar for catching me off guard with that one.

At the risk of showing how much of a nerd I am, I am pretty sure that is a quote from Natasha Romanovs report on Tony Stark from Iron Man 2


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Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #853 on: May 26, 2015, 08:32:46 am »
Was doing the Dirty, Dangerous, Dream Jobs lesson with my after school class last week, and we got to the pet food taster job. When I asked what they thought was good about it...

Student 1: Maybe good if like dog?
Student 2: Yeah. We can have lunch together.

I cracked up. :laugh:


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Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #854 on: June 05, 2015, 02:23:56 pm »
We started lesson 6 "Can I sit here?" today.

Class is practicing the key expressions.  "Can I sit here?"  "Sure (yes), you can." Sorry (no), you can't"

One student asks "Can I shit here?"

The ringer (he has lived in the US), "Shit here? NO! NO, you can't!"

Lovely stuff :)

Stay safe out there.


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Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #855 on: June 05, 2015, 02:46:48 pm »
On one page of the textbook, a male character is seen sitting with a female character.

"Teacher, love, couple."

On the next page, the same male character is seen talking to a different female character.

"TEACHER, HE ... [FLIPPING BETWEEN THE TWO PAGES] WITH HER COUPLE! ALSO WITH HER COUPLE! HE'S VERY BAD."


Also every time the textbooks use the name Bob as an example my students think it sounds like 밥 and laugh and say "밥 먹었어요? Teacher I eat Bob" and I can't not laugh.


Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #856 on: July 21, 2015, 03:27:06 pm »
I've been saying goodbye to my sixth graders the past two weeks, which sucks, because they are the coolest kids ever. One class is particularly high-level, and after the initial consternation wore off, they started grilling me.

AMY: Teacher, WHY will you move to China?
JUHO: It's money.
ME: It is not money!
JUHO: It's ever day money for grownup people forever.
ME: No! In fact, I will make less money.
*gasps*
DEAN: Teacher?
ME: Yeah?
DEAN: DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUHHHHHHRRRRRRRRR!! BAD IDEA TEACHER!

(apropos of nothing)

SEO HYEON: Your husband go China?
ME: Yes, he is.
SEO HYEON: Your baby go China?
ME: I don't have a baby.
SU JIN: Yes, you do. You have a daughter and she is nine years old.
ME: *wtf*

JASMIN: Teacher, PLEASE don't go! I don't want a teacher like (last teacher).
ME: Why not?
DEAN: (yelling from the doorway) BECAUSE SHE'S BLACK!!!!!!!!!!!!
ME: *wtf*

Dean has some issues.


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Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #857 on: August 03, 2015, 03:15:12 pm »
Student, walking into my air conditioned English room:

"Hallelujah!"


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Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #858 on: August 26, 2015, 11:54:16 am »
Today I wore a shirt with brown, white, and light mint-green stripes.

S:  Teacher, your shirt looks like mint-chocolate chip ice cream!

 :laugh:


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Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #859 on: October 14, 2015, 11:09:44 am »
Today I was chatting with students about their dream jobs as an intro to the "Jobs: Old and New" lesson...

Me: So what's your dream job?
Student: I want to be a CEO! (just like the previous 5 students)
Me: Uh, cool. So. What's a CEO?
Student: *deep thinking*  Cheese Elephant Officer!
Me: Points for effort, kiddo.

Actually, I was very surprised when several other students were able to actually give me the correct answer...