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student fails: how we love them.

There is often a lot of attention on pronunciation and teaching it. For a long time I thought pronunciation was not high on my list of priorities, but then there are moments when you realise why there is such a focus on it.

Today was such a day. I love my students and I understand they are going to make mistakes (my language learning is appalling) but sometimes it’s hard not to laugh when they have no idea what they have just said.

The obvious chuckles are the b*tch/beach, vegetarian/vagatarian distinctions, but sometimes it’s a bit more subtle but still good for a giggle.

Today I attended a prize giving for a language school and a student was selected to give a speech:

“My teachers always tell me, working in a team is bitter than to work alone”.


[for more awesome funninesses check out

and Helen Doron English on Pinterest]


2 comments on “student fails: how we love them.

  1. Miss Bence's Musings
    April 29, 2015

    Reblogged this on Miss Bence's Musings.

    • Kirsten C
      April 30, 2015

      Thanks for the reblog! Hopefully more similar posts to follow 🙂

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