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    • March 30, 2011, 01:18:14 pm
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Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #100 on: April 29, 2011, 10:29:45 am »
Essay question: Why is it important to study foreign languages?

Student's essay:

m... Is study is we's Korea from. and Korean study is very Great we Korean study and no Japan study and no China study. Yes English.
We only Korean study we don't like languages, ok? Do you like Korean study? we don't want languages. we plese only Korean study WE! don't! like! languages study! We live Korea! Why is it important to study foreign languages? we don't we live No languages. we live Korea, ok? an we only Korea!!!!!!!!!!!!

-The end-

It's very hard... ㅠ ㅠ

Oh my goodness.

This is one frustrated student.  :C
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    • September 05, 2010, 02:21:46 pm
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Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #101 on: April 29, 2011, 10:37:35 am »
I was giving my after school third graders a pop quiz.  I wanted to make sure they know the alphabet.  Question 1:  Please write the letter P, but not a little p but a big P. 

I got a couple of Bb's but my favorite answer......"big pig"!  I was laughing so hard they though I went nuts.

They are so cute!


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    • October 19, 2010, 01:17:55 pm
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Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #102 on: April 29, 2011, 10:44:37 am »
Teaching about illnesses, I asked a class to make sentences, using 'I'm sick. I have...' All the usual ones came up - 'I have a stomachache/headache/flu' etc. But one boy said 'I'm sick. I have cancer'. Diohrrea came up too actually.

A while ago a 6th-grade girl flipped off one of the boys in her class. He came over and started shouting frantically at me, 'Teacher! She me f*ck! F*ck me! She f*ck me! She me f*ck! F*ck! F*ck!' He wouldn't stop!  :o I would have told him it's a bad word and he shouldn't say it, but I couldn't stop laughing!


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    • October 19, 2010, 01:17:55 pm
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Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #103 on: April 29, 2011, 11:03:59 am »
I nearly forgot! At my winter camp we used a clip from Beauty and the Beast. The students then had to answer questions and guess what happened in the rest of the story. Here are some of the answers, hilarious.

Q: Why is Beauty with the Beast?
A: Mind control.

Q: How did the prince become a beast?
A: Beast disease.

Q: What happens after the song?
A1: The mind control ends and she runs away.
A2: He is cured, but Beauty gets Beast disease.

Q: Why can the teapot talk/sing?
A 1: Talking disease.
A2: [my favourite] Teacup is a robot.

 :laugh:



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Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #104 on: April 29, 2011, 11:10:12 am »
Student who really needs to go to the bathroom but can't quite remember how to ask:

Teacher!  I am a toilet!


Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #105 on: April 29, 2011, 11:13:56 am »
Student: TEACHER! GIVE ME A SON! GIVE ME A SON!
Me: Uh. . .do you know what that means?
Student: You marry me?
Me: Uh. . .no. . .it's more like. . .sleep with me. . .
Student: OMG! DON'T give me a son!
Student 2: Teacher. . .GIVE ME A SON!
Me: Dear God. . .
Co-Teacher: They are so cute.
Me: You are all insane.


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Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #106 on: April 29, 2011, 11:28:56 am »
T: Student's what is this part of your body called? (pointing to my wrist)
S: ARM NECK TEECHA!!!

T: Student's what is this part of your body called? (pointing to my Ankle)
S:FOOT NECK TEECHA!!!!

One that blew away recently~  :o

Chan Ho why are you always sleeping in class?
Chan Ho's response: Teecha mother father bed sport play every every nigh!! Father win mother cry (writes the times on the board) 11pm- 3am TEECHA EVERY NIGHT BED SPORTS I NOT SLEEP SO I SLEEP IN CLASS!!!

I don't have to tell you what bed sports are^^
LMAO!! Out of the mouths of babes...priceless!
Ignoranţa este adesea o boală fatal şi cretin nu poate fi vindecata.


Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #107 on: April 29, 2011, 11:49:32 am »
a couple years ago, i had this one student in my after school class (elementary). the majority of the class was incredibly low level...some couldn't even read the alphabet. so i asked this one student....

Me: How old are you?
Student: *thinks* I'm fine, thank you. And you?!

he had this victorious expression like "i nailed the question, didn't i?". i just shook my head in great disappointment. major heartbreak lol


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    • March 30, 2011, 08:33:51 am
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Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #108 on: April 29, 2011, 12:10:37 pm »
I greet the class. "Good morning everybody! How are you all today?"

One girl answers, "I'm not so good," showing she'd been crying. I made a sympathetic face. "Oh, you were crying? You're sad today? I'm sorry."

Another student interjects: "Teacha, she crazy. She, in the head, not good. Sick."

I laughed.


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    • April 29, 2011, 09:20:30 am
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Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #109 on: April 29, 2011, 12:59:29 pm »
From the hagwon;

"Teacher! That very not good!" (Very common - I had a doctor say some symptom I had after an injury was "very not good." )



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    • October 04, 2010, 08:07:20 am
Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #110 on: April 29, 2011, 01:19:26 pm »
I nearly forgot! At my winter camp we used a clip from Beauty and the Beast. The students then had to answer questions and guess what happened in the rest of the story. Here are some of the answers, hilarious.

Q: Why is Beauty with the Beast?
A: Mind control.

Q: How did the prince become a beast?
A: Beast disease.

Q: What happens after the song?
A1: The mind control ends and she runs away.
A2: He is cured, but Beauty gets Beast disease.

Q: Why can the teapot talk/sing?
A 1: Talking disease.
A2: [my favourite] Teacup is a robot.

 :laugh:

This is GOOD.

Why hasn't anyone made a website with these stories yet!?


  • jryanaustin
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    • September 13, 2010, 08:06:49 am
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Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #111 on: April 29, 2011, 01:19:54 pm »
At the end of a 5th grade student essay about his best friend, he summed up with:

Finished.

All over.

I rest my case.


Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #112 on: April 29, 2011, 01:22:04 pm »
First:  I had my 6th grade Club Activity class write pen pal letters to my friend's students in the States. Here is one:

Dear Michael,
Hello Michael. Do you know my name? I don't know my name. This is my big mistake. I forget my name. Sorry. But I know my nickname. My nickname is genius. Sorry.
~DongJu Seo
 :laugh:

Second: There was a 35gal fish tank in the English lab that had not been used in over a year when I got there. The principal wanted us to clean it up and use it, so that became my project. I got it up and running and [finally] went out and bought some fish (6 neon tetras, 1 male guppy, 2 female guppies). One of the females was pregnant when I got her from the store. So I put all the fish in, they survived the weekend, then on Monday I told my cleaning students (who were fascinated with the fish) that one was pregnant. The next day, she died. I think it was too much stress. Anyway, the other female got pregnant about a week later. I told the cleaning students that she was pregnant and one boy answered:

"Teacha, today preg-ant. Tomorrow DIE!" LOL - I couldn't stop laughing.

(P.S. I now have two baby guppies!)


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    • March 01, 2011, 10:39:02 pm
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Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #113 on: April 29, 2011, 01:47:43 pm »
I nearly forgot! At my winter camp we used a clip from Beauty and the Beast. The students then had to answer questions and guess what happened in the rest of the story. Here are some of the answers, hilarious.

Q: Why is Beauty with the Beast?
A: Mind control.

Q: How did the prince become a beast?
A: Beast disease.

Q: What happens after the song?
A1: The mind control ends and she runs away.
A2: He is cured, but Beauty gets Beast disease.

Q: Why can the teapot talk/sing?
A 1: Talking disease.
A2: [my favourite] Teacup is a robot.

 :laugh:

This is GOOD.

Why hasn't anyone made a website with these stories yet!?

Nice.


Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #114 on: April 29, 2011, 01:50:42 pm »
These are great.  Hope mine can make someone's day, as some of yours definitely made my Friday pass a little quicker^^

1.  In the midst of the freezing cold Korean winter, I, running through the bitter cold hallway was so excited to get back to my heat fan by my desk... only to get stopped by one of my 2nd grade (middle school) boys. 

S: Teacher!!!!  I have a present for you!
Me:  Oh what is it?!

Student presents a snow ball, placing it right in my hand.

S:  Teacher.  Today is first snow.  We are together on first snow.  We are soulmates.  Keep my snowball forever.
Me:  Where would you like me to put it?
S:  In the freezer!!!

It immediately went in the sink and he reminds me every class that we are soulmates.


2.  While playing scrabble with my afterschool students:

Student puts down "F * C K" while stating "Sorry, Teacher!!"


3.  Jae Ho, one of my best students (basically fluent in English), has a slight crush on me.  And this was made quite evident on the first day and throughout my time here in Korea.

Me:  What do you want to be when you grow up?
Jae Ho:  Your husband!

Next week-

Jae Ho:  Teacher... you wait 10 years and I will be rich and we can get married.  Just wait 10 years!!!

My boyfriend (stationed in the military here) comes to visit.  Jae Ho obviously doesn't agree with this.

Jae Ho (shouting at the top of his lungs through the hallway):  She's mine!! She's MINE!!!  She is not yours!!  You're not her boyfriend.  I'm her husband!!

Can't hate him because he's using perfect English the whole time!  Not to mention that he behaves in my class and apparently is a "mischievious student" for all the other teachers.


4.  My most recent favorite

S:  (While grabbing his stomach, in obvious pain): Oh, Teacher, BATHROOM.
Me:  Ok.  Go. Go!
S:  IT'S GOING TO BE A BIG ONE. (runs out of the room screaming)


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    • September 29, 2010, 10:55:35 am
Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #115 on: April 29, 2011, 01:54:47 pm »
I nearly forgot! At my winter camp we used a clip from Beauty and the Beast. The students then had to answer questions and guess what happened in the rest of the story. Here are some of the answers, hilarious.

Q: Why is Beauty with the Beast?
A: Mind control.

Q: How did the prince become a beast?
A: Beast disease.

Q: What happens after the song?
A1: The mind control ends and she runs away.
A2: He is cured, but Beauty gets Beast disease.

Q: Why can the teapot talk/sing?
A 1: Talking disease.
A2: [my favourite] Teacup is a robot.

 :laugh:

This is GOOD.

Why hasn't anyone made a website with these stories yet!?

Nice.

well the point of this thing was to get them on the other dudes website


Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #116 on: April 29, 2011, 02:07:42 pm »
My co-teacher was impressed by the phrase "Can I bug you a second," so I was going over that with the class. The kids were laughing at it, quite a bit. I asked them what was so funny. One of the kids shows his middle finger and says, "Teacher, this?"
I was a little confused but then it dawned on me that bug via Korean sounds like pug>>>puck>>>fu*k . So we all had a good laugh and I drew a picture of an insect to explain what was being said with "bug you."

Two lessons later, we are doing a drawing game. I show one student a picture of some cartoon monster. The student describes it to the class, "It has a head like a lion. It has a body like a snake." etc. Well, the next kid comes up and show him a drawing. The monster has a head like an insect. So the student goes right to it, "He! Has-su, a head like a fu*k you!"

My co teacher turned red, the class exploded with laughter, the student really didn't know what was going. It was a good time.Again, I'm drawing a picture of an insect..eventually the bell rang.


Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #117 on: April 29, 2011, 02:32:05 pm »
i teach at an elementary school.
one of the 2nd graders who i was watching on the playground (whose english is very good) asked me the following question:

student: teacher, how old are you?
me: in korea, im 31.
student: oh .. my.. god.. thats sooooo old! [EYES GET WIDE AND FACE LOOKS LIKE THIS: :o ]
me: no it's not! back home, i'm only 29.
student: oh wow! you're a grandpa! graaandpaaa!  :P




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    • October 15, 2010, 07:50:01 am
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Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #118 on: April 29, 2011, 02:45:10 pm »
Me: Describe your best friend.

Student: My best friend is Gwan-Ho. He is mountain pig, he is very large and very delicious.


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    • June 28, 2010, 11:48:20 am
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Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #119 on: April 29, 2011, 03:13:50 pm »
During a ten minute break at my Summer camp last year:

Student 1: "Teacher!!! UNDRESS?!"
Me: "What?"  Undress??  This means, clothes NO!" (I mime undressing and shake my head)
Student: "What teacher?  No, undress!!"
Me: "Undress??" are you sure?"
Student 1: "Yes, yes teacher, undress, undress, undress!" (with a smile on his face)
Me: (I drop down to his eye level) "NO!"
Student: "uugh, Teacher!!  umm, umm, nation, national-ality: Undress!"
Me:  (remembering this kid is obsessed with the world cup) "oooooooo, Honduras"
Student 1: "Yes, teacher.  Spelling how!"
Student 2: "BOLIVIA!!!!"