RTBC Day Eleven: The teacher becomes the student

Korealizations

Reflective Teaching Blog Challenge – Day Eleven: What is your favorite part of the school day? Why?

10649926_10152559137769864_8441221113442122044_nRather than a favorite part of the school day, I have a favorite day of the school week: Wednesdays! I absolutely love Wednesdays because that’s when I, the teacher, become the student–literally. The librarian at my school speaks excellent English and has graciously offered to help me learn Korean. So on Wednesdays we sit down together for an hour or so and she patiently leads me through the basics. And while she does so, students usually wander in when they have a break between classes.

This is where it gets really fun. When the opportunity presents itself, the librarian snatches a hold of an unassuming student, sits them down across from me, and coerces them into a brief langauge exchange. They listen as I say sample sentences/words in Korean, then I listen while…

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