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  • ajs233
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    • August 20, 2011, 11:53:32 pm
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Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #360 on: August 21, 2011, 12:42:35 am »
Teacher: I think the school environment is pretty chill!
Student: Yes, in the winter. Principal does not like heater.


Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #361 on: August 31, 2011, 02:10:17 pm »
I included a picture of Emma Watson in a PowerPoint. When that slide came up, a student shouted out, "Hey! Why are you taking pictures of my wife?"


  • Leepm
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    • August 31, 2011, 01:57:01 pm
    • Incheon, South Korea
Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #362 on: August 31, 2011, 02:29:32 pm »
Hi guys,

I just started at an Incheon middle school (coed) and here are a few things that students have said to me so far.  As a side note, today they asked me to do a video broadcast in a class full of girls.  Apparently, all of the students in the school were watching me on their projector screens.  I felt like an American ambassador giving a speech to the Korean people.  So embarrassing!!!     

"Hi!"
"Hello!"
"Sorry, sorry."
"I love you.  You are very handsome."
"Are you single?"
"How old are you?"
"Anyong ha sae yo (bow)."
"Notebook (pointing to my laptop).  Screen very clear."
"Take off your glasses."
"Hi, I'm (Korean name)."
"Bye!"


  • SBracken
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    • March 07, 2011, 07:41:22 am
    • Pohang, S Korea
Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #363 on: August 31, 2011, 02:34:59 pm »
doing a plenary where I ask students questions about their partners..

me: ok, next! What is your friend's name?
Girl: Her name is Jua-
2nd girl: NOO!! MY NAME ANNE HATHAWAY!! ANNE HATHAWAY!!!!!!!!


me: alright, what is your friend's name?
boy: His name is Nong-Hyup.


me: What was his favorite part of vacation?
boy: hunting girls


Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #364 on: September 01, 2011, 12:52:08 pm »
*walking in the halls

Student: 안 녕 하 세 요?
Teacher: Hello. Can greet in English?
Sudent: Yes.
Teacher: Can you please speak in English then?
Student: I'm already fluent in English. I wanted to help you learn some more Korean so you can get along better with any Korean friends you make.
Teacher:...oh...thanks
Student: no problem


Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #365 on: September 01, 2011, 01:35:33 pm »
today was a lesson on propositions for first year students. Students would fill in blanks and the other student would draw a picture.
There is a _________ under the bed.
first year girl "stalker"


  • Mlatte
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    • December 20, 2010, 07:55:07 pm
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Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #366 on: September 02, 2011, 01:05:50 pm »
My students were uninterested in playing the game today, so I finally asked one of the students:
   Me: "Why aren't you playing the game?"
   Student: "I'm retired, I'm not a student ::)!"


  • travelinpantsgirl
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Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #367 on: September 02, 2011, 01:14:06 pm »
Maybe only funny to me but...
Grade 3 Lesson 9, period 1 "Help me please"
My CT asks the students (in English) what are some answers to "Can you help me?"
Most students said the obvious, "Yes, I can, or sure, or sure I can"
but one boy student shouts out, "Never, I can never help." And then in Korean (I'm sorry but I couldn't actually find the right hangul spelling), "Shiroh" (I don't want to.) My CT asked him, you never help? No, they all help me...haha.
Ignoranţa este adesea o boală fatal şi cretin nu poate fi vindecata.


Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #368 on: September 03, 2011, 07:53:47 pm »
student: teacher, boyfriend?
teacher: uh, yes...
student: oh picture picture!
teacher: um ok
student: woooow so cuute!
teacher: yeah
student: together kiss?
teacher: ( i don't know what is appropriate to say) umm, no
student: waaah ok ok I kiss (pointing at his picture)

haha...i teach at an all girls hs


  • bb
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    • October 20, 2010, 08:19:17 am
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Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #369 on: September 28, 2011, 09:54:33 am »
Going thru grade 5's chapter 11 with my students. Mom: "Ann, what are you doing?" The response from Ann, who is in the bathroom: "I'm washing my hands." One of my students however, a glasses wearing super quiet little girl says with a perfectly straight face: "I'm taking a ddung." Maybe it's a sign of my immaturity but...can't stop laughing.
« Last Edit: September 28, 2011, 10:18:28 am by Jason Teacher »


  • Leear
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    • October 29, 2010, 10:29:38 am
    • Incheon
Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #370 on: September 29, 2011, 10:58:52 am »
TEacher: What would you do if you where Superman?
Student: Kill Lee Myung Bak
Teacher: Why?
Student: Bad man. NAsty man. (entire class of students agree)


  • Yu_Bumsuk
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    • March 03, 2011, 02:10:36 pm
    • Hicksville, ROK
Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #371 on: October 11, 2011, 05:00:31 pm »
This was me not my students but two caught one of my 'funny comments to keep myself amused moments'. In my after school class I was asking students questions about family. I know most of these students very well and have taught them for two or three years. I asked one 'how many nephews do you have'? She thought for a moment. Her sister was sitting right across from her. 'Well does she have any children'? I asked. 'Oh, none' she answered. 'Of course, unless your brother's done something we don't know about (he's in HS)' I said more to myself. Two other students immediately burst out laughing, having got it instantly. Moments like that are very, very rare at PS here.


Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #372 on: October 12, 2011, 07:11:20 pm »

T: How are you?
S: Fine thank you. And you?
T: Please try to use other expressions.
S: Thank you, fine. And you?


  • flasyb
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    • November 30, 2010, 12:10:03 pm
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Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #373 on: October 12, 2011, 09:09:35 pm »
I just spotted 4 of my 3rd graders staggering out of a noraebang.

students: Hello. Good to see you!
flasyb: Woah! Been drinking, boys? [with drinking hand action so they understand]
students: Haha. Woah, no say school! shhh secret.
flasyb: OK boys, bye bye.
students: See you next time.
In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.

We are not "guests" in Korea. Korea didn't invite us over for Pimms in the garden. We are paid employees.


  • CMTC
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    • October 29, 2010, 02:41:12 pm
    • South Korea
Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #374 on: October 13, 2011, 01:13:54 pm »
We were playing a speed game with our 6th graders this week.
One member of the team sits with their back to the TV.  Rest of the team must describe the word on TV without using the word itself  to their team mate and they must guess the answer from what their team mates are saying.

Topic: Family
Word: Grandmother
Teams description for Grandmother: "Mother upgrade"

Next

Word: Mother
Teams description for Mother: "Grandmother downgrade"

Co-teacher and I laughed hysterically.


  • ehmaeearwhy
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    • October 14, 2011, 08:34:44 am
    • giheung-gu, yongin-si, gyeonggi-do
Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #375 on: October 14, 2011, 08:57:46 am »
we had a writing assignment in class to write a journal entry.  the topic was "why do you study english?"
i walked around the classroom to correct their entries when i came upon one student who pretty much copied the example journal entry that was given to the class.
however, the student also thought it was okay to leave out words here and there...
so the sentence "my dream makes me work hard" turned into "my dream makes me hard."

such an awkward moment...


Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #376 on: October 16, 2011, 03:27:04 pm »
My grade 4 elementary students had to write little cards about themselves and things they do and don't like. There were some hilarious things in there but my favourite was a boy who wrote:

"I like me.
I like kogi.
I don't like you.
I don't like die."

I cannot disagree with any of these statements tbf.


  • Oreobda
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    • October 17, 2011, 02:15:44 pm
    • Bucheon
Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #377 on: October 18, 2011, 11:52:40 pm »
Me:  How are you feeling today?  (To the class).
S:    Terrible.
Me:  Why do you feel terrible?
S:    My life is terrible!!

This has been going for weeks. I now call him terrible. He's a good student with a sense of humor. 


  • shushu
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    • September 14, 2011, 12:41:35 pm
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Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #378 on: October 19, 2011, 09:24:49 am »
I was teaching idioms to my middle school students.

I was attempting "driving me up the wall", where I show a literal picture of a car on a wall. Every class as soon as they see it shout "SPIDER-CAR!!".

Another one worth mentioning is "butterflies in my stomach". Some students said back, chest, I had a student (nicknamed Justin Bieber") enthusiaticially shout "butterflies in my breast!!". I shouldn't find it funny, but I did.  ;D


  • SBracken
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Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #379 on: October 19, 2011, 09:39:34 am »
Doing a lesson on habits. This was a new word for them, and immediately the students ask, ‘hobbies?’ ‘No, no’ I say, ‘habits’. So I explain the word and give a bunch of examples, and then to make sure they understand, ask them to give examples. Once I’m sure they understand the concept (especially in contrast to ‘hobbies’), I want to make sure they’ve got the pronunciation down.

“Ok guys, listen! Listen carefully now, ha-bits!”

“HOBBITS!  …teacha! why laughing?!”