Swear Survey 2018: Results

The survey that I started last week was meant to help me understand more about three main ‘research questions:’ What are general attitudes about swearing in a group of random internet strangers? Was it normal for people to swear at primary school in the past?  Why do my students swear so damn much?  I should…

Me No English

“Me no English,” states the girl with enough grammar to ape Tarzan. She does this in spite of speaking full sentences and writing them in her book. I’ve heard her say fluent and complete ones before. She and the others use this as a joke. “I’m not asking you to speak English,” I growl. “I’m…

Beginning of the Season – DIY Paper Projects

Hello, out there! I’m working on being more connected to this blog again, and have several posts in the works. But today I was off work sick (again, due to the stomach issues that come with living in Vietnam). I used the time to make some paper DIY projects and get into the holiday season….

Teaching

“Can I tell you something?” I’m outside one of my toughest classes, having just been told that the kids inside are crying due to being (justly) scolded. “I’m so proud that you did your speech this morning. Remember how when I got here, you couldn’t read very much at all?” This is a student from…