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  • alyissa
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    • March 13, 2012, 09:35:52 am
    • Bucheon South Korea
Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #440 on: March 14, 2012, 11:59:07 am »
I showed a picture of some landscape in Canada and a bird was in the picture, one of my third graders yelled out UFO!!!! and it sent the class into uncontrollable laughter


  • Joltz
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    • March 05, 2012, 11:49:39 am
    • Korea
Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #441 on: March 18, 2012, 05:01:35 pm »
Just finished my first week of classes and after my intro ppt I told the kids I wanted to go around the classroom and have them say their names and something about themselves in English. 3 things they got a candy 5 things they got chocolate... and thus the hilarity started:

"Me: Just one more thing and you get chocolate.
Student: Teacher, I am big boy, candy?"

"Me: Ok, what's your name?
Student: Teacher, your eyes twinkle, your skin is so radiant.
Me: (laughing) Ooookay, what's your name?
Student: Teacher I love you! ... Candy?"

"Me: Just one more thing... um... where are you from?
Student: (staring blankly at me)
Me: I am from...
Student: I am from...
Me: ... Korea...
Student: OH! Korea!"

"Me: Just one more thing... um...
Student: My phone number is....(proceeds to give me his phone number)"

"Student: My name is Steve
Me: Steve?
Student: Yes, Steve.
Me: Okay Steve what else?
Student: I am 14 years old, I like all food. I no pets. My favorite tv show is running man.... Finish?
Me: No, just one more thing and you get more candy.
Student: (thinking) oh! I am a boy!"



There were more but I can't think of them now. I can tell this is going to be a funny year though.


  • swissmiss
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    • November 08, 2011, 01:25:38 pm
    • Gwangju
Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #442 on: March 19, 2012, 10:03:39 am »
We were reading a story about a girl that was stressed and I asked a couple of students what they did when they were stressed.  One replied:
"I take stress medicine."  In Korea, where there seems to be medicine for everything, I wanted to know what that was so I asked.  "What is stress medicine."
S: "It is medicine you take when your stressed."
T: "Is it actual medicine from the pharmacy, food, what is it?"
S: "I make it."
T: "Okay, and what do you use to make it?"
S: "I mix medicines."

 :o :oOmigod, my student is mixing pharmaceuticals!
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  • SBracken
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    • March 07, 2011, 07:41:22 am
    • Pohang, S Korea
Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #443 on: March 19, 2012, 12:21:07 pm »
first lesson, laying down the class rules. Started by asking the students for examples of school rules...

"uniform!"
"sleep!" (<- always one smartmouth who says that)
"study!"
"no running!"
"no smoking!"
"no fighting!"
"no heroin!"
...what??


  • gsoto
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    • March 06, 2012, 01:55:43 pm
    • South Korea
Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #444 on: March 20, 2012, 12:39:38 pm »
Extremely HILARIOUS!! and some have even happened to me, and I've only been here 2 weeks!!


  • CellarDoor
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    • February 22, 2011, 04:25:08 pm
    • Tennessee, USA or Korea
Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #445 on: March 23, 2012, 12:50:00 pm »
Overheard during a post office role-play using realia and play money:

Student A (following prompts): "I'm here to buy some stamps."
Student B: Okay.  This stamp two million won.
Me (overhearing): 2,000,000 won?!  ??? Where does it go to??
Student B: Go to solar system!

In another group:
Student 1: "Hi, there.  How can I help you?"
Student 2: Give me money!  I have gun!  This is robbery! (points index finger like it's a gun)

Others sat around inventing gambling games until my co-teacher caught on and put an end to that.  One class smuggled a love letter one boy had received into an envelope.  The next class found it before I did...  The girls were generally better-behaved, but less creative.

*sigh*  ::) Well, at least they were using English!


Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #446 on: March 23, 2012, 01:16:34 pm »
What the Hello Kitty?!


  • Songwon
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    • September 29, 2011, 03:16:36 pm
    • Seoul
Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #447 on: March 26, 2012, 07:58:39 am »
*after my co-teacher and I had done a cute little role-play about losing things to introduce the next lesson*

Co-teacher: "Now, what do you think we're going to study in class today?"
Girl: "English!"


  • Joltz
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    • March 05, 2012, 11:49:39 am
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Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #448 on: March 26, 2012, 03:19:29 pm »
A-mazing one today. Ok so I have this one student (who I think has a little crush on me) who comes to speak with me every day during his lunch period. He talks to me about different things, explains Korean history, or some tv show or whatever. So today we were  talking about the difference between education in the U.S. and in Korea and he goes:

"Student: Teacha, I think Korea like spotta of education.
Me: Sputter?
Student: Spotta teacha
Me: um... What?
Student: Spotta! Like THIS IS SPOTTA!!!"

I laughed so hard I had tears rolling down my cheeks.


  • SBracken
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    • March 07, 2011, 07:41:22 am
    • Pohang, S Korea
Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #449 on: March 27, 2012, 07:20:36 am »
A-mazing one today. Ok so I have this one student (who I think has a little crush on me) who comes to speak with me every day during his lunch period. He talks to me about different things, explains Korean history, or some tv show or whatever. So today we were  talking about the difference between education in the U.S. and in Korea and he goes:

"Student: Teacha, I think Korea like spotta of education.
Me: Sputter?
Student: Spotta teacha
Me: um... What?
Student: Spotta! Like THIS IS SPOTTA!!!"

I laughed so hard I had tears rolling down my cheeks.

actually, I think comparing the Korean education system to sparta isn't so far off.... wtg, kid. I can never make any movie references to my students *sigh*


Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #450 on: March 27, 2012, 07:27:31 am »
Me: Okay, pretend you are someone else. I'm Batman!
Ss: What?! You a bad man?!?!
Ss: WHAT?! FAT MAN?!


  • Engrish
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    • February 15, 2012, 10:56:14 am
Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #451 on: March 27, 2012, 06:07:53 pm »
One of my cutest 1st grade middle school students, in response to the limerick about the man from st. Ives, screamed "WHOOOOOOOOOOORE!"
 
none of my other students understood :laugh:


  • theTazz
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    • March 30, 2011, 08:33:51 am
    • Jeju Island
Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #452 on: March 29, 2012, 08:19:04 am »
This happened early last year, when I was still brand-new and had no idea what I was doing.
Teaching 6th grade, asking questions and trying to ensure everyone had a chance to answer, I'd look at them and say, mostly to myself, "You've been...No, you've been..."
The class got a confused look on their collective faces and asked, "Yu Bin?" Yes, there was a girl in that class called Yu Bin. When I'd stopped laughing I explained to them what I'd actually said :P

In other news: http://www.lamebook.com/teach-teach-baby/teach-teach-baby/


Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #453 on: March 29, 2012, 09:02:06 am »
A dialogue between two students about where they lived before:

A: Do you remember the best place you ever lived?
B: Yes. It was Pyongyang, North Korea.
A: Oh, really? What was it like there?
B: There were lots of beautiful women there and robots.
A: What was your most memorable experience there?
B: What I remember most was eating noodles--Pyongyang noodles--and Kim Jong Il's death.
A: Oh, wow. Sounds great. So why did you move away?
B: I suppose it was because Kim Jong Il died. I don't like Kim Jong Un.


  • flasyb
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    • November 30, 2010, 12:10:03 pm
    • South Korea
Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #454 on: March 29, 2012, 09:31:50 am »
A dialogue between two students about where they lived before:

A: Do you remember the best place you ever lived?
B: Yes. It was Pyongyang, North Korea.
A: Oh, really? What was it like there?
B: There were lots of beautiful women there and robots.
A: What was your most memorable experience there?
B: What I remember most was eating noodles--Pyongyang noodles--and Kim Jong Il's death.
A: Oh, wow. Sounds great. So why did you move away?
B: I suppose it was because Kim Jong Il died. I don't like Kim Jong Un.

Wow! That's really advanced and creative, not to mention funny. Was that off the cuff or written?
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.


Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #455 on: March 29, 2012, 09:54:57 am »
A dialogue between two students about where they lived before:

A: Do you remember the best place you ever lived?
B: Yes. It was Pyongyang, North Korea.
A: Oh, really? What was it like there?
B: There were lots of beautiful women there and robots.
A: What was your most memorable experience there?
B: What I remember most was eating noodles--Pyongyang noodles--and Kim Jong Il's death.
A: Oh, wow. Sounds great. So why did you move away?
B: I suppose it was because Kim Jong Il died. I don't like Kim Jong Un.

Wow! That's really advanced and creative, not to mention funny. Was that off the cuff or written?

I'm in a private high school, so a lot of my students are pretty advanced. That was mainly off the cuff, because they were goofing off while they were supposed to be practicing and thus, did not have anything prepared when it was time to present; however, it's not as impressive as it sounds--they did add the funny and creative parts, but a lot of the main phrases were just copied from the textbook.


Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #456 on: March 29, 2012, 10:01:49 am »
A dialogue between two students about where they lived before:

A: Do you remember the best place you ever lived?
B: Yes. It was Pyongyang, North Korea.
A: Oh, really? What was it like there?
B: There were lots of beautiful women there and robots.
A: What was your most memorable experience there?
B: What I remember most was eating noodles--Pyongyang noodles--and Kim Jong Il's death.
A: Oh, wow. Sounds great. So why did you move away?
B: I suppose it was because Kim Jong Il died. I don't like Kim Jong Un.

Wow! That's really advanced and creative, not to mention funny. Was that off the cuff or written?

I'm in a private high school, so a lot of my students are pretty advanced. That was mainly off the cuff, because they were goofing off while they were supposed to be practicing and thus, did not have anything prepared when it was time to present; however, it's not as impressive as it sounds--they did add the funny and creative parts, but a lot of the main phrases were just copied from the textbook.

When he first said eating noodles was memorable, everyone roared with disappointment, so he added in, "Pyongyang noodles" and everyone cracked up and shouted, "AH! OK!!!" It was pretty funny.


  • hara6
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    • March 13, 2012, 02:47:25 pm
    • Gongju, Chungnam
Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #457 on: March 29, 2012, 10:20:19 am »
This happened just yesterday with my most talented English speaker - Gotta love the 6th graders.

S: What's this teachers? (Takes out a plastic water gun)
Me: It's a gun...
S: WRONG!! It's a pistol! I shot you now! Give me chocolate! (sprays me with water...)

~.~


  • Songwon
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    • September 29, 2011, 03:16:36 pm
    • Seoul
Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #458 on: March 30, 2012, 11:28:22 am »
We had an African guy come in a few days ago to talk to the kids.  In one class, a girl looked at me, my co-teacher and the African guy all standing at the front of the class and said, "White, yellow, black!" 


  • karenology
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    • October 03, 2010, 06:00:08 pm
    • South Korea
Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #459 on: March 30, 2012, 01:46:10 pm »
I showed some of my curious students a picture of me with my boyfriend.

Student 1: "Oh...sorry..."

Me: "Why?"

Student 1: "Teacher boyfriend is little handsome. Not big handsome."

Student 2: "It's okay. Teacher and boyfriend are same handsome."