A sure sign of a student’s progress TEFL / TESOL lessons
It is a sure sign of progress when students (who are learning English as a second language ) can recall typical US American English phrases they have learned and use them to surprise me. Today we were discussing the meaning behind one of the songs in The Little Mermaid and reviewing new vocabulary. Ariel, the main character wants to be able to walk on the land and explore the world above the sea. My students know I have the wanderlust and am fascinated by different cultures, foods, history and architecture. I asked my student in Korea this morning if the little mermaid reminded him of someone and he said “yes, my tutor”. I mentioned I longed for living abroad again and he really zinged me by saying “yes but the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence” which is a saying I taught him two weeks ago. And he’s right, I’d still be working hard no matter where I moved. Gotta love it!