Thursday, November 07, 2013
Flying By the Seat of My Pants
I've started teaching some English classes. At the moment, I have four per week. Three are kids and one is adult women. With apologies to the mothers of my students, I prefer the latter class.
Perhaps I'm just that desperate for anything resembling adult conversation? Mostly, it's an opportunity for me to talk on the fly, and I do! This isn't bragging, just a fact: I can link anything with anything.
In my 50 minute class this morning, we talked about the following: the phases of the moon. The color of a rabbit that's neither brown nor orange but something in between. The advantages and disadvantages of owning and using a car in Tokyo. The current popularity of pancakes. The reasons it might not be great to make a habit of exclaiming of my god or even oh my gosh.
I'm kind of loving this job. Let me add my familiar refrain, though: I quite miss my private students in the U.S.! Running these same kind of lessons but in a one on one format was really great.
Maybe I should be praying for connection with private students. For now, thankful for this class!