Because english is dumb, that's why.
Today was a long day as you may be able to tell.
Not much new going on except lot's of paper work. That means staying until 9pm filling out report cards on each and every student. It is business. We are told to go easy on them, so we mark them with As and Bs no matter what. Parents pay big money and they don't want to hear that their kid doesn't know squat about english.
Well isn't that my job? Yes. However I can only do so much. When one of your students is walking around with the fire extinguisher, or has their sock on their hand and is making funny noises, you kind of lose the rest of the class.
I would say that maybe 10-15% of the masses enrolled in private english schools are actually going to be able to speak it well. Maybe 5% of that will use it for any good.
Something funny about monday. I was filling out a report card in red ink and I submitted it to my supervisor and she called to me with a careful voice. "Mike, In Korea it is really bad to write someone's name in red ink. I cannot show this to Helen's parents. If you write someone's name in red ink it means you want them to die."
Isn't that something? I actually already knew that , and really just wanted that person to die..........just kidding:)