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  • Oliv369
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    • August 29, 2012, 09:31:49 am
    • South Korea
Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #620 on: November 30, 2012, 11:03:47 am »
In 6th grade I'm teaching a chapter on Chuseok and Thanksgiving and the students have fun switching the key words around to make sentences that don't make sense.

Me: What do you eat on Thanksgiving?
Student: I eat my family on Thanksgiving!

Me: Who do you visit on Chuseok?
Student: Songpyeon!
Me: You visit songpyeon??
Student: Yes.

They get a chuckle out of it, and I like that they're being clever with the vocab.
Also when a student forgets their textbook I usually comment on it when I walk aronud the room, asking where it is and telling them to bring it next time. Usually the answers are something like "It's at home." or "I don't know. Sorry." but today I got a new one:

Me: Where's your book?
Student: He stole it! *points to my Co-teacher*
Me (playing along): Really? That's terrible!
Student: Yes! Terrible! He STOLE it!
Me: Well, bring your book next time.
Student: I can't. He steal it!
Me: Get another one then.
Student: Noooooo!

Frankly I was surprised to hear such a creative answer since that student usually isn't very communicative in class.  :cheesy:


Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #621 on: November 30, 2012, 11:06:24 am »
(Walking around listening to 6th graders do survey activity)

S1: What do you want to do when you grow up?
S2: I want to be President!
S3: I want to be a singer.
S4 (on basketball team, naughty kid): ... I want to be a player.

I giggled and told my coteacher: "I think he meant basketball player. We should teach the students that "player" means bad boy or 날라리."

My coteachers says, "I already did."
I felt sorry for myself because I had no shoes-- until I met a man with no feet.


  • Harpoinseoul
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    • March 23, 2011, 06:49:03 pm
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Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #622 on: December 01, 2012, 11:28:49 pm »
Last week, my uni. girls were watching Penn & Teller's BS TV Show on bottled water. During the discussion afterward about the advantages & disadvantages of tap water & bottled water, one of the girls talked about drinking toilet water. I laughed until I cried!
« Last Edit: December 06, 2012, 06:31:44 am by Harpoinseoul »
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  • stemarty
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    • September 02, 2011, 12:20:42 pm
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Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #623 on: December 02, 2012, 12:45:09 pm »
I recently made my students create comic books and for one of the groups I was sitting with them and trying to get them to explain the story to me in broken English.

This is all I could get out of Mingi:
Listen carfeully..caseun...pee....poo.....cellphone.....case....woooooshhh....case...underwater city.

I knew that Mingi was a whitty kid and this story would be hilarious...but he was making NO sense when talking to me.
So I took their story (written in Korean) and gave it to my co-teacher to translate at lunch time.

Turns out its a science fiction story about a boy named jae-un who goes to the bathroom to take a number 2. He drops his cellphone into the toilet. AS he reaches in to grab the cellphone he is sucked into the toilet, ends up in the ocean, and has to kill a bunch of robots to reach an underwater city.


  • timephone
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    • August 27, 2012, 01:27:03 pm
    • Busan
Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #624 on: December 02, 2012, 01:34:04 pm »
At my boys middle school we were working on the phrase: "I'm looking for the ______" / "Where can I find them?" and how to answer it.

On the bomb game we were playing I showed a picture of a guy unsheathing a samurai sword. Text reads "Where can I find the weapons?" One student answers: "America".


  • Harpoinseoul
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Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #625 on: December 02, 2012, 09:27:33 pm »
Last week, my uni. girls were watching Penn & Teller's BS TV Show on bottled water. During the discussion afterward about the advantages & disadvantages of tap water & bottled water, one of the girls talked about drinking toilet water. I laughed until I cried!

And what were the advantages of drinking toilet water?
She meant to say tap water.
« Last Edit: December 06, 2012, 06:33:04 am by Harpoinseoul »
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Make the best use of what's in your power; take the rest as it comes.

The thing that upsets people is not what happens; but what they think it means.

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http://www.harpo.ca


  • CMTC
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    • October 29, 2010, 02:41:12 pm
    • South Korea
Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #626 on: December 04, 2012, 11:18:36 am »
Lesson 13 6th Grade- What do you want to be?

KT: Who want's to be a fashion model?
Me: Me, me I am gorgeous!
Student: No teacher you are fashion terrorist!


  • ladysearah
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    • September 02, 2012, 01:33:21 am
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Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #627 on: December 04, 2012, 11:29:30 am »
During a PowerPoint about Konglish words...

Me: So in Korean this is a "range-ee". In English we say...any ideas?
Student: We say fire box?


  • karenology
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    • October 03, 2010, 06:00:08 pm
    • South Korea
Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #628 on: December 04, 2012, 12:59:55 pm »
When teaching various illnesses, I had a slide featuring a pumpkin throwing up (always gets a ton of laughs each year I teach it).  The students almost never know the words "throw up" or "vomit," volunteering "오바이트!" or "overeat" or whatever.  I kept trying to reveal the vocabulary but the students would stop me, saying "no Teacher, we know!" as if they could just magic the answer from thin air or something. 

Finally, after the random guessing frenzy had largely died down, one student in the back calmly stood up and declared: "Teacher, I know.  Return poop!"


Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #629 on: December 05, 2012, 11:57:46 am »
I asked my students what language do they speak in Mexico. All week long I was getting Mexican. Friday.... one student confidently says "Nacho!"
WOW!


  • stemarty
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    • September 02, 2011, 12:20:42 pm
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Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #630 on: December 05, 2012, 12:52:50 pm »
I had a grade 2 student come to me this afternoon (right after P.E. Exam) and ask me:
 
Tae Hun: "Do you know young eim?" (english teacher)
Me: Yes
Tae Hun: She is skeletor 


  • Morticae
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    • August 31, 2010, 12:45:33 pm
Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #631 on: December 05, 2012, 02:12:05 pm »
A student was on the floor. I asked him what was wrong. Another student walked over and told me, "he was hit in the boy treasure."


  • stemarty
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Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #632 on: February 07, 2013, 03:33:58 pm »
A question on a personality test I did with my Grade 9's
Question: how long do you chew a piece of gum for?
 ( It's meaning: How long can you kiss for? )
 Best Answer: Until that sweet sweet good taste goes away


  • newb
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    • November 20, 2012, 10:38:27 am
    • South Korea
Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #633 on: February 07, 2013, 03:39:06 pm »
Me:  "You're an idiot!" >:(
Student:  "Thank you, teacher." ;D
HEY CAN YOU FILL THE OIL AND CHECK THE GAS PLEASE!!!!


  • Nivea
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    • September 02, 2011, 11:23:30 pm
Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #634 on: February 07, 2013, 05:36:07 pm »
One of my students thought it was funny to tell me that one of their classmates is an "alcoholic"...she's told me this various times.


  • GoCyclones
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    • February 01, 2012, 10:34:54 am
    • Central Seoul
Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #635 on: February 07, 2013, 05:37:37 pm »
Hadn't seen this university student in 3 years. 

She bumps into me in the stairwell and says, "Oh, teacher... what happened?  You used to be so handsome... now you look like an uncle!"



  • stemarty
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Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #636 on: February 07, 2013, 08:11:59 pm »
OH! So stylish today!! You look like an undergraduate student who doesnt care about her appearance. Your glasses make you look like an academia.


Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #637 on: February 07, 2013, 09:16:49 pm »
Julie is in grade 3 of elementary, but her English is great. She was answering a question about her future career. (She wants to be a germ researcher.)

Julie: "I want to have a germy career."

The other one I get a lot, from mostly younger students, is "Teacher, you have baby hair!" My hair is fine, blonde, and curly...but I don't know why that means "baby" hair. I've even asked some of my 6th graders and they weren't sure either.

Oh yeah, and from a writing assignment. Jack is in grade 6 of elementary. He writes, "When I am late to class it will be oh my god." I don't know why, but that cracks me up every time.


  • FalseFace
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    • November 04, 2012, 05:25:02 pm
    • South Korea
Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #638 on: February 08, 2013, 07:47:16 am »
One time I said a joke, one student replied and this conversation happened:

Student: Oh my god!
Me: There is no god; only me
Student: I'm Jesus
Me: Then why are you at a Korean high school?
Student: For the experience

I died.
"We're entrusted with the same tomorrow..."
-- El-P


  • alexc2000
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Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #639 on: February 08, 2013, 02:26:27 pm »
There is a 5th grade boy who says "one dollar please" in a funny matter.

One of the 4th grade boys said, "He is Japan teacher." after I mentioned I came from America.