2009年11月14日土曜日

just another English class conversation

Taught my senior citizens class today. Made it an entire class without discussing death, disease or even hospitals which is quite an achievement so gave myself ten points for that.

My sometimes student, the high school girl who joined our class to help get her conversational ability up in time for Uni exams, was visiting home (a big temple) from University for the weekend and dropped in to say hi.

She's 19.

She's on a scholarship studying physics.

She brought a banana cake she'd made.

Everyone oohed and aaahed and you didn't have to do that'd.

My oldest student, an octogenarian fulltime farmer, not only self sufficient but grows enough to send to three adult children and their families to boot and a pillar of the community and on every committee available in the surrounding district piped up:

"You're so good at cooking you don't need to go to University. You could get married now."

.....

very awkward silence

I think I might go back to hospitals, illness, old age and death next week.

4 件のコメント:

Girl Japan: April Marie さんのコメント...

So how was the banana cake? Admit it, you tried to hold in laughing..didn't you? lol (not about the food, her question)

Tigermama さんのコメント...

I guess it's hard to see past your own filters of how things should be. Your older student probably thinks it's 'Taihen' to go to university!

The kids and I are coming to Japan for Christmas without dh (long story) and I'll be needing an escape from the inlaws. Exactly how far are you from Yokohama?

Nay さんのコメント...

Don't you just love the opinions of senior citizens!!

I get told off at my English class on Wednesdays if I even try to move a chair or something silly like that!! It's kind of nice in a way though :)

thefukases さんのコメント...

the cake was good! had honey and walnuts in it too. Mmmmm, yummy. Maybe a physician who also bakes?

Tigermama- I would LOVE to meet up. Show your dessert dwelling children some fair dinkum Nagano snow. I have my fingers crossed but I think we may be away while you're here though- I'm in Australia from 13/12 to 5/1. If you are here even a day either side of that you are most welcome!

And Nay- it just gets worse. Wait until you bring the baby to class for a tutorial on clothing/ feeding/ swaddling/ sleeping/ holding etc etc