Well today we had a seminar
One of the those seminars today, for TMIS ( Tourism Management Institute of Singapore) the Singaporean presenter guy was OK , I guess , cool fellow. About 100 people came. Most of the audience was not too bored and asked some good questions although I had to prod them a bit to produce. The kids got some good listening practice but how much they understood of his Singlish I really have no idea.(when I say Singlish, I do not mean to be derogatory in any way, for me it just means English in a Singaporean accent) ,They were nodding their heads sometimes so I guess the gist got through or they totally misunderstood him . But anyway, a good day !
Well tomorrow I’m back to teaching lessons , the woeful ( LOL LOL ) TOEFL , I may call it that but I actually like teaching that class. I’ve got some good new ideas how to teach writing . Pity that the TOEFL textbooks are so boring . Well ,it’s my responsibilty to make them at least digestable if not tasty for the students.
I also have to think about what I’m gonna write in this blog too. I’ll be posting stuff in Burmese too before long . I’m having someone type in the Burmese stuff cos I don’t know how to type in that language.(That is if I can figure out how to do the fonts etc…)
The weather here in Mandalay is ” searing ” hot.My skin feels like it’s peeling off like a banana skin . The heat is so , so….aaaaaarrrrrrghhhhhhhh …….., it kind of seeps into your pores and microwaves your innards and more critically the ” bean ” aka ” the brain”.
Thank goodness we have the elec supply for 12 hours starting from 5pm this evening . Last night ,I was sweating like a p…g and woke up lathered in sweat or should I be polite and say “pespiration”?
The students and I will be writing comments about the good ,the bad and the ugly about this town we live in , in following posts, so drop in once in a while .
And another thing….. in this blog will have various and at times nutty observations and info about learning languages, getting by in school , life and so on and so forth , anything that happens to strike our fancy. But the stuff will be interesting, we’re sure ( or more like ,we hope )
Thanks for dropping by. Ciao /Sayonara /Cheers for now!
(and later on his students )
Anyway the summer school for kids has filled up nicely, and the wifey is V V busy and herds them along quite well ,I think.