Another week; another schedule change

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.

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