A small glimpse into a Korean ESL classroom… remarkably similar to their Chinese counterparts!
Originally posted on 50(+) First Dates:
They say that kids say the darndest things. This is especially true when English is their second language. Here’s a compilation of the gems my students said whilst I was teaching elementary students in South Korea (yes I wrote them down so I wouldn’t ever forget):
Me (teacher): What comes out of an egg?
Student 1: Dinosaurs
Student 2: I eat dinosaur eggs!
Student: Rudolf’s nose is bling-bling.
Me: What’s in a can?
Student: Mekju! (Korean word for beer)
Student: Lions live on a farm.
Me: Lions live in Africa.
Student: No, Simba lives on the farm. Really. Sometimes.
Me: What would you ask Lee Myung Bok? (then President of Korea)
Student: Do you wanna die?
Me: What are you going to wear when you’re older?
Student: A wedding dress.
Student: Teacher, is dinosaur or dragons bigger? Stegosaurus is big neck.
Cover image: seeinkorean.wordpress.com/2012/07/01/41/