I spent a lot of time in Korea grading mind boggling sentences like the one above. Most of the time they weren’t funny and I was left to find a way to turn them into intelligible statements. But sometimes there were real gems that would make me and the whole teachers’ room explode in laughter.
Disclaimer: I know it isn’t easy learning a second language and I applaud all of my students for trying their best. I laugh at these from a good place not a mean one. I know that I sure as hell have made people laugh quite a bit while traveling and attempting to speak foreign languages. I wonder what incredible things my Spanish teachers from middle school heard me say. I’ve been laughed at around the world for my silly attempts to communicate, and the ridiculous pantomimes that go with it. I don’t take any of this too seriously and I hope you don’t either 🙂
With that said, here is a countdown of my all time favorites: Read more
Teaching kids makes you think about all of the teachers you’ve had in your life. What did they go home and tell their significant other at the end of the day? What did we do that disgusted them? What did we do that cracked them up? What did we say without knowing what it really meant?
It’s not easy being a teacher, but the hilarity of it makes it worth all of the headaches. Here are some gems that were either found in written assignments or said aloud in class. Not all are from my students. We like to share the awesomeness with each other to brighten our days. Read more
One of the highlights of teaching English to kids is the awesomely funny stuff that comes out of their mouths or is found in their homework. When we are checking homework in the teachers’ room, we usually share the gems we find out-loud and I’ve taken to writing them down. The following quotes are from some of my students and a few come from some other teachers’ students. Read more