Being able to speak a language is subjective. I have many Japanese friends who speak beautiful English but do not consider themselves to be English speakers.
Without knowing the heart of the student, the intent of the mother, and only looked at this act through the lens of Japanese culture, the act could be seen as morbid nefarious aggression. I.e., The student wished for my death.
I was teaching a Mommy and Me English as a Second Language class to a lovely young mother and her two-year-old son. […]
“When foreigners eat sushi, it really is peace, isn’t it.”- Jichan, 92 #sushipeace
“How did you hurt your face?” Asked my concerned coworker. “I hit my car,” was my matter-of-fact reply. Their looks of consternation […]
Sensei: What is your favorite insect?
Student: My sister.
Isn’t it interesting that humans have feelings about the words that we use to express feeling?! This is property is called Phoneaethetics.
A haiku about my unconventionally colored home.
Butterfly pea Makes an excellent tea, Unless you are three. Then butterfly pee Sounds rather nasty, And will make you scream, “No, […]