2010年6月7日月曜日

not feeling up to teaching

Teaching a rather uneventful women's conversation class today and we were going over parts of the body. It's a mixed ability class so as well as the simple ones in the textbook (hand, eye, head, neck etc) I was adding in a few to keep the higher level students interested- heal, arch, palm, shoulder blade etc. I explained how we only use the word lap to describe the area when we're sitting down. Put up a couple of examples- lap blanket and the baby sat on her mother's lap.

Retiree student pipes up:

Ahhhh!!! Lap!! Like lap dance!

Unfortunately for all (and the table) I had just taken a sip of coffee when she said that.

Finished spluttering and (still blushing) said yes. And lap dance.

Why do they call it lap dance?

Ummm... I think it's because of the area they dance around?

Oh. It looks so exciting. And they move so fast. And they seem so excited when they do it. And they keep smiling the whole time...

...??????

My piano playing, container gardening, concert loving, ex-JHS teacher student has been to a place that does lap dances???? Lordy me. Wonders never cease.

So, the shoes. They're called lap shoes?

The shoes?

The once that make the noises when they dance. They've got metal on them, right?

OH! You mean tap shoes. Tap dancing.

Phew.... I really felt rather drained after that conversation. Not sure how much my lower level students picked up. There was a lot of tapping at dictionaries going on. I usually explain things or have one of the advanced students explain it so everyone feels in the loop but I just wasn't feeling up to it on that topic.

3 件のコメント:

Nay さんのコメント...

hahahahaha!!! I don't think I would have been up to explaining that one either :P

Bryn さんのコメント...

OMG! I needed that laugh, that is hilarious!!!

"They keep smiling the whole time..." LMAO

illahee さんのコメント...

ROTFL!!!