Once a month, those of us teaching at Langcon English Academy are expected to call all of our students and conduct a 5 minute interview/conversation with them. While it's always at the end of the day and I'm usually extremely tired, the conversations that I overhear are high-larious. It's even better since I can only hear the boy and Claire talking and not the kids on the other end of the line.
A few of my favorites of the night were...
Chris: How are you? .... You are "yippy kai yay"?
Claire: Yoboseyo!? No Korean, Louis. Louis? What are you doing? Louis? (As I hear someone randomly screaming through the receiver).
Chris: Who do you love? [long empty pause.] Do you love your mom? No. Well then, do you love your dad? No, not him either?
I also had a few gems with my kids. My first was when I called little Andy. I told him that it was Tawny teacher from Langcon and that we had phone teaching. His response was, "Yeah yeah yeah. So what?"
I also had 8-year old Jenny tell me that she hadn't eaten dinner yet because her parents were on a date and they didn't bring her back food yet.
My favorite of the night was when I called Leon's house. I thought it was strange that there was a loud echo in the background. I asked what he was doing expecting him to tell me that he was eating dinner like the rest of my students. Instead he nonchalantly responded with, "Teacher. I'm cleaning my body".
Phone teaching might secretly be one of my favorite things to do at Langcon.
Oh! On a somewhat related note- little Jacob had a wee little temper tantrum today while we were learning our "ph" sounds. He threw his book and started flailing on the floor because he didn't want to spell "Philippines". He claimed it was "a bad one" because it was too long of a word.