Sunday, May 20, 2012

"Well, I'm back."

Back from work. Did a few errands, got a haircut, and now am ready to have a weekend.

Today was busier than usual at work: one teacher was out sick, so the two remaining teachers had to take up the extra load. It all worked out in the end, but I got behind in my daily grading and had to stay after almost an hour. I've become lax, I admit: most of the time, I'm not the tutor with the heaviest teaching load: that honor generally belongs to the math/science guys, who are always in demand.

The highest point of my day was that I finally-- finally-- had my very first French student. She's American, but her parents are Ivorian, so she speaks French at home. Like many gyopos who learn to speak fluent Korean, however, my student is having trouble with the written aspects of her native language. We're going to be going over all manner of conjugations, inflections, and grammatical points, and I plan on slapping a lot of that on the TEF blog this weekend: present-tense conjugations of more irregular verbs, the future tense, the conditional tense, "si" clauses, the subjunctive mood, etc.

Oh, yeah-- now that I've written the promised review of the Hunger Games trilogy, I need to focus on my also-promised review of those two spy films: Mission: Impossible-- Ghost Protocol and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Perhaps the magic will happen this weekend.


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