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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8380 on: June 29, 2018, 08:07:52 am »
haha yeah. i've had teachers ask me a grammar question over the years, i give them the answer, then later they tell me i'm wrong because the korean english book says differently. "but it says this in the book!"

But the Korean English book is never wrong. Didn't you know?

My coteacher showed me the book she's using to study, and the English phrases it teaches are awkward, out-of-date, or just plain wrong. I'm constantly correcting the phrases. Sometimes it takes me a minute to realize what the phrase is supposed to mean.

"My baby due August 15." (My baby is due August 15th.)
"She must go to piss." (She needs to take a piss.)
"It's weather for ducks." (It's raining.) <--Maybe this is just an idiom I've never heard before?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8381 on: June 29, 2018, 08:31:30 am »
"It's weather for ducks." (It's raining.) <--Maybe this is just an idiom I've never heard before?

This is sort of right. The correct one would be "It's good weather for ducks!"  ;D


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8382 on: June 29, 2018, 08:33:42 am »


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8383 on: June 29, 2018, 08:40:25 am »
After that, I realised that Korean paperwork is bollocks.



Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8384 on: June 29, 2018, 07:04:37 pm »
F*cking hell, KEB Hana Bank.

Last week, I tried sending a few buck from my bank back home to my KEB account. I forgot to convert my local currency into USD so 1hr after sending the payment, my bank back home sent me an e-mail saying the payment would be returned by KEB once it reaches Korea and that no further action is required... <meh> ok. I've been getting constant phone calls from KEB, since Tuesday, sometimes 3-4 times a day and usually when I'm at work.

Whenever I pick up, it's a terrified, mousy lady who speaks next to no English and we waste 10min trying in vain to communicate. I'm learning Korean and struggle to find the words when I'm under stress, I can empathise with her... BUT, at the end of the first call I requested them to send me an e-mail or call me back with someone who speaks English.
KEB has always marketed itself as an English friendly bank, I shouldn't have to deal with this BS, especially while I'm trying to teach a class.

Still, I'm constantly getting called with a different mousy lady reading the same script in broken English and if I don't answer they'll keep calling till the damn phone vibrates it's bullocks off throughout my whole lesson. I tell them "I UNDERSTAND THE SITUATION" "STOP CALLING ME"... then she'll ask me to speak slower and no matter how slowly I speak she doesn't understand and she reads the script from the beginning.

I finally got an e-mail from them, which was pretty much fed through a translator and is pretty much incomprehensible.

Thank God it's weekend and they can stop calling.










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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8385 on: July 01, 2018, 07:52:43 am »
F*cking hell, KEB Hana Bank.

Last week, I tried sending a few buck from my bank back home to my KEB account. I forgot to convert my local currency into USD so 1hr after sending the payment, my bank back home sent me an e-mail saying the payment would be returned by KEB once it reaches Korea and that no further action is required... <meh> ok. I've been getting constant phone calls from KEB, since Tuesday, sometimes 3-4 times a day and usually when I'm at work.

Whenever I pick up, it's a terrified, mousy lady who speaks next to no English and we waste 10min trying in vain to communicate. I'm learning Korean and struggle to find the words when I'm under stress, I can empathise with her... BUT, at the end of the first call I requested them to send me an e-mail or call me back with someone who speaks English.
KEB has always marketed itself as an English friendly bank, I shouldn't have to deal with this BS, especially while I'm trying to teach a class.

Still, I'm constantly getting called with a different mousy lady reading the same script in broken English and if I don't answer they'll keep calling till the damn phone vibrates it's bullocks off throughout my whole lesson. I tell them "I UNDERSTAND THE SITUATION" "STOP CALLING ME"... then she'll ask me to speak slower and no matter how slowly I speak she doesn't understand and she reads the script from the beginning.

I finally got an e-mail from them, which was pretty much fed through a translator and is pretty much incomprehensible.

Thank God it's weekend and they can stop calling.

Sounds like your bank back home is the one with the issues!

Most banks will accept the transfer and convert it to the currency of your account - often at a less than ideal rate. Bouncing it is rude.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8386 on: July 02, 2018, 08:38:39 am »
Why don't you just find an easier version online for free. Change a few words. Say you wrote it?

I mean, he wants it has a play but surely not one that's going to last a few hours. Copy it. Skim it down.

It's possible that something about his instructions got lost in translation?

Anyway, I'd just plagiarize the f out someones work if it was me.  :wink:

The easier versions I've found, are a lot different to "his" version.
Usually with a different ending or middle.
Otherwise, that was my plan too. :p

I think, since we are starting in semester 2, I doubt the students are going to be good enough at this to perform it as a play in front of an audience. (Less time and all that), I also think, because of the speaking test results, he thinks the students will be capable of this. I don't think he realizes we were focusing on the textbook questions, and how well they understood the questions, as well as, how they answered the question. We didn't take grammar or pronunciation into accounting when giving the speaking test grades. And they are a lot simpler than something like this. I also doubt, we are going to get enough students to really do this haha.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8387 on: July 03, 2018, 08:28:31 am »
 8)


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8388 on: July 03, 2018, 09:28:48 am »
Why don't you just find an easier version online for free. Change a few words. Say you wrote it?

I mean, he wants it has a play but surely not one that's going to last a few hours. Copy it. Skim it down.

It's possible that something about his instructions got lost in translation?

Anyway, I'd just plagiarize the f out someones work if it was me.  :wink:

The easier versions I've found, are a lot different to "his" version.
Usually with a different ending or middle.
Otherwise, that was my plan too. :p

I think, since we are starting in semester 2, I doubt the students are going to be good enough at this to perform it as a play in front of an audience. (Less time and all that), I also think, because of the speaking test results, he thinks the students will be capable of this. I don't think he realizes we were focusing on the textbook questions, and how well they understood the questions, as well as, how they answered the question. We didn't take grammar or pronunciation into accounting when giving the speaking test grades. And they are a lot simpler than something like this. I also doubt, we are going to get enough students to really do this haha.

Found out today, that even though my boss wants to do this, they still can't fit this club into the school, as they still offer too much, and the stuff they offer can't change. After doing 20/25 pages of this haha.
While this has been a bit boring and tedious, I'll probably finish it up, because I'm close to the end. It also gives me something to do. I'm almost done with planning summer camp, and I have no more classes until after summer vacation.
At most, we could read this together for an afterschool class, if it changes to just my high level students, so there is a chance this effort might not be wasted. :p


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8389 on: July 03, 2018, 11:30:03 am »
Got caught up in some work and forgot about the time, and now lunch is about a minute away and I don't have time to use the restroom before my coT shows up.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8390 on: July 03, 2018, 11:35:30 am »
Got caught up in some work and forgot about the time, and now lunch is about a minute away and I don't have time to use the restroom before my coT shows up.

That is better than it being 12:30, and you just found out that there is no lunch today, and everyone already is out at lunch...somewhere.. . :huh: :rolleyes:


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8391 on: July 03, 2018, 12:11:20 pm »
Got caught up in some work and forgot about the time, and now lunch is about a minute away and I don't have time to use the restroom before my coT shows up.

This assh*le of a HR teacher has his 3rd grade students already waiting outside my classroom 2min before the bell rings to signal the end of the class I'm currently teaching. This is the 3rd time in as many weeks he's done it and it'll damn sure be the last.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8392 on: July 03, 2018, 12:35:29 pm »
Got caught up in some work and forgot about the time, and now lunch is about a minute away and I don't have time to use the restroom before my coT shows up.

but as an adult I think you're allowed to go to the bathroom when you want.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8393 on: July 03, 2018, 12:38:42 pm »
Special cooking class for English festival week. Making Bingsu. 30 kids. So messy  :cry:


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8394 on: July 03, 2018, 01:15:17 pm »
Special cooking class for English festival week. Making Bingsu. 30 kids. So messy  :cry:

If you do upside-down bingsu, it may be easier. Have them in a line go to each station and put their toppings, and then lastly get the ice, and send them on their way. Just a thought. I have no idea if it would be any better, but it may work.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8395 on: July 03, 2018, 01:16:31 pm »
Special cooking class for English festival week. Making Bingsu. 30 kids. So messy  :cry:

It's all in the prep- Tablecloths, toppings in wide-brimmed containers rather than narrow jars, plastic gloves, servig ladles/spoons, etc.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8396 on: July 03, 2018, 01:18:24 pm »
Special cooking class for English festival week. Making Bingsu. 30 kids. So messy  :cry:

It's all in the prep- Tablecloths, toppings in wide-brimmed containers rather than narrow jars, plastic gloves, servig ladles/spoons, etc.

Use tongs rather than spoons to add toppings like dduk, jelly, canned fruit.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8397 on: July 03, 2018, 01:19:40 pm »
Special cooking class for English festival week. Making Bingsu. 30 kids. So messy  :cry:
It's always a bit ironic when traditional Korean foods are made for an English festival. It's like opening the texts and seeing in-depth explanations of Korean places, customs, and history.

I get why it's done, but...  :rolleyes:


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8398 on: July 03, 2018, 01:26:07 pm »
Special cooking class for English festival week. Making Bingsu. 30 kids. So messy  :cry:
It's always a bit ironic when traditional Korean foods are made for an English festival. It's like opening the texts and seeing in-depth explanations of Korean places, customs, and history.

I get why it's done, but...  :rolleyes:

We're making Salade Nicoise and I'm setting up a Sandwich Station for Summer camp.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8399 on: July 03, 2018, 01:30:26 pm »
Special cooking class for English festival week. Making Bingsu. 30 kids. So messy  :cry:
It's always a bit ironic when traditional Korean foods are made for an English festival.

It might be pat bingsu, but they're calling it 초코칩 아이스크림. :undecided: