I have had a fascinating and busy few weeks evaluating new students - 5 in the last 3 weeks or so - and it's been a whirlwind of activity. My new students are Korean, Cambodian, Dominican, and Chinese and come, of course, with widely ranging levels of English and academic backgrounds. The dynamics in my classes have completely shifted because of the newcomers. On the one hand, it's fun to learn about the new students and to have fresh faces in class; on the other hand it is causing some interesting, funny, and difficult situations to deal with.
Please share if you have any stories about cultural misunderstandings! Would love to hear them.
3/18/2018 05:46:02 am
Being a teacher, I believe is very hard yet fun to experience. They are those people whom I consider very important and have a big part in developing ourselves because they have been with us for like literally half of our lives living here on Earth. They are one of these people who guide and mould into someone better. Anyway, it seems like you are really busy these past few days. I think one of the reasons is that you have new students and they are different from each other. Is it hard to teach them because they are different from each other, since they came from different countries? I am just really curious and wondering about that question after reading your article. I know it will really be expected to have cultural misunderstanding since they came from different countries. And it is a good thing because you have explained to them the things that they need to consider from each other which will definitely help them understand one another.
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