That’s right my schedule changes again.
For those of you keeping score at home this is the third time my schedule has changed the past three weeks. First it was a teacher’s training camp for two weeks, followed by a government children’s camp for a week. Now it’s a conversation class.
Well, at least it’s going to be a short, sweet week. I just have to teach Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 7:00-9:00. It’s an upper level class, a so-called “free-talking” class whatever that is supposed to mean. Oh, I know what “free-talking” is here in Korea and it definitely does not mean talking freely.
Whenever I have had a student come up to me and say that they wanted some “free-talking” or when a class asked for some “free-talking” time a red flag would pop up inside my mind and I could hear the Robot from TV’s Lost in Space go “warning, warning Bill Robinson” because a warning is what you needed when it came to “free-talking.” What it could be loosely translated as was the students wanted to speak Konglish (Korean/English) with a smattering of English and more than likely mostly Korean.
Well, that’s the way it used to be and I haven’t taught the class yet so maybe I am going to be in for a surprise when I walk into the classroom tonight.
Wow, it’s already the end of January. Gee, this month sure did fly by.