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Life as an ESL teacher

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#162 - goodolchippy (03/29/2013) [-]
Am I the only one who thought of this?
User avatar #155 - milkshakerz (03/29/2013) [-]
As much as I hate English, its complexity gives rise to some of our best humor that other languages don't have......I think.
User avatar #148 - makedonski (03/29/2013) [-]
English is my third language; I don't seem to have any problems with it.
User avatar #144 - cfeuer (03/29/2013) [-]
what is ESL
User avatar #150 to #144 - scg (03/29/2013) [-]
English as a Second Language
User avatar #153 to #150 - cfeuer (03/29/2013) [-]
Ah, ty. I learned ASL so ESL was translating differently to me ^.^
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User avatar #138 - fosforgasxiii (03/29/2013) [-]
English is one of the easiest languages in the world when it comes to grammar, but it is very tricky when it comes to pronunciation. When I see an English word I'm not familiar with, I often have no idea how to correctly pronounce it.

It's a bit the opposite of French. Once you're a bit familiar with the language you now how to pronounce everything but the grammar has a ******* of exceptions and exceptions on those exceptions etc.
English is my second language, French my third.
User avatar #149 to #138 - makedonski (03/29/2013) [-]
I agree with what you said about French. I don't understand it at all, but I can pronounce it pretty good when I read it
User avatar #146 to #138 - fosforgasxiii (03/29/2013) [-]
Especially the "th" is tricky. Sometimes it is pronounced as a "d" and sometimes it sounds like blowing air through your teeth.
User avatar #169 to #146 - bulbakip (03/29/2013) [-]
In english, "th" is pronounced more like a "z". "This"= "Zis", with a short "I"
User avatar #145 to #138 - ggbg (03/29/2013) [-]
Same here! :)
#135 - anonymous (03/29/2013) [-]
I'm just glad they're trying to learn the language. ******* immigrants piss me off, especially illegal. Get the **** out of the country. Learn the language BEFORE you ******* come here and while you're at it, get rid of that accent. We speak English in America. Learn it. If I went to their country, then I'd learn their language. If I go to Germany, I'd learn German. If I go to Russia, I'd learn Russian. If you come to America, learn English
User avatar #143 to #135 - fosforgasxiii (03/29/2013) [-]
Getting rid of an accent is very, very hard unless you learn the language from a young age. Most older Americans who migrated to Europe also speak with an accent.
#172 to #143 - anonymous (03/29/2013) [-]
Then stay where the **** you are.
User avatar #175 to #172 - fosforgasxiii (03/29/2013) [-]
Would you want to stay where you are:
-your life is threatened by famine, war, ethnic violence, climatic disasters etc?
-you're so poor you can't care for yourself anymore or your family but you know that in another country even the lowest wages are still a lot higher than what you earn?
-or in case of the Americans I mentioned before, you get a nice highpaying joboffer in another country?

Also if people stayed where they were, you wouldn't even been born, since almost every American decended from European migrants.
#177 to #175 - anonymous (03/29/2013) [-]
This is awkward because I don't give a **** . They're not me, I have a pretty good life. I have no empathy for them. **** them actually completely, I don't give a **** about their life. But instead how about they try to fix their own damn country? Don't like the way things are going? Do something about it. Don't be a little bitch quitter and run from your problems. But the European thing you said, alright back then but now we need to end it. It's not the past anymore. I live in the present.
User avatar #180 to #177 - fosforgasxiii (03/29/2013) [-]
So just because you don't like accents, people should be prohibited to move elsewhere, no matter what reason?
#181 to #180 - anonymous (03/29/2013) [-]
I'm man enough to admit this, the accent part was a stretch and was said hastily out of anger. I just really hate talking to someone with a thick accent, it pisses me off and makes me physically angry. I tense up and glare, I can't help it. But like I said, how about they try to fix their country instead of running from their problems.? Don't like the way things are going? Do something about it.
User avatar #183 to #181 - fosforgasxiii (03/29/2013) [-]
You shouldn't run away from your problems either.
If you really have a problem with accents, then grow some balls and tell people with accents to back off to their own country, instead of whining on the Internet.
#186 to #183 - anonymous (03/29/2013) [-]
I wish I could but people are too damn sensitive and i'm pretty sure i'd get kicked out of college if I told the students around campus for that. Classified as a hate crime possibly.
User avatar #188 to #186 - fosforgasxiii (03/29/2013) [-]
So you can't even tell people you don't like their accents, and yet you expect others to be capable of solving difficult problems like poverty, violence etc in their countries.
Nice logic.
#192 to #188 - anonymous (03/30/2013) [-]
But the difference is I don't run away from my problems, I stay here and power through it. Unlike them who just leave.
User avatar #142 to #135 - shadowhorn (03/29/2013) [-]
It doesn't always work that way. Believe it or not, some people can't afford to get a teacher or buy a language program.
#170 to #142 - anonymous (03/29/2013) [-]
In their case stay in your own country.
#121 - drewlefacetwo (03/29/2013) [-]
meat beater
#100 - vickyviks (03/29/2013) [-]
**** u, **** him, **** ur **** , **** ur mom, **** ur girlfriend, **** this, **** that in short u can **** everything.
That's all the english u need.
<----- (Using this ******* thing ******* twice today, must ******* be a ******* pretty ******* day)
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User avatar #108 to #100 - taila (03/29/2013) [-]
User avatar #98 - wtfuwant (03/29/2013) [-]
meter reader? You mean meter maid?
User avatar #107 to #98 - hadrian (03/29/2013) [-]
There is meter reader, then there is meter maid. The former reads utility meters such as water and gas usage, while the latter (who don't want to be called meter maids) read parking meters and write tickets.
User avatar #95 - MotorstormLegend (03/29/2013) [-]
"read" rhymes with "lead", and "read" rhymes with "lead"
#84 - IamSofaKingdom (03/29/2013) [-]
Bow...and arrow   
Take a bow   
bow of a ship   
a bow used to play the violin   
Bow and american actress of the 20s.
Bow...and arrow
Take a bow
bow of a ship
a bow used to play the violin
Bow and american actress of the 20s.
User avatar #89 to #84 - bogbean (03/29/2013) [-]
what the **** am I looking at
User avatar #93 to #89 - IamSofaKingdom (03/29/2013) [-]
The words or the picture. I don't know why people are upset by it. I thought it was reasonably related to the picture. The combination of letters that forms bow would be unbelievably difficult for esl students. I just didn't have the pun-like qualities like "meatier meteor".

Oh well. I won't be deleting it. Just thumbs.
#129 to #93 - tombatbass (03/29/2013) [-]
i don't understand all the hate on this, seems pretty related. . .
User avatar #199 to #129 - IamSofaKingdom (03/30/2013) [-]
I don't know. This has happened to me a few times. I even got thumbed down on my explanation. Not a single words as to why though. Maybe people were confused by it? The world may never know.
User avatar #73 - Blargosnarf (03/29/2013) [-]
You take every single early language that could reach the UK area, mush them all together, what do you get? One big confusing hybrid language that seems to be spreading all over. I was always confused by that, I've heard from many people that English is practically the most difficult language, yet everyone is adopting it into their cultures.
#85 to #73 - anonymous (03/29/2013) [-]
I've actually heard English is one of the easiest languages due to its simple grammar.
#105 to #85 - subcelestial (03/29/2013) [-]
I agree with this particular statement. Personally, English is actually my fourth language, after French, Vietnamese, and Chinese. I'm now able to speak English without a pronounced French/Asian accent. My grammar is somewhat good also.
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User avatar #75 to #74 - Blargosnarf (03/29/2013) [-]
Well, I never said it was the worst, just curious how if it's difficult others would use it so much.
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User avatar #80 to #76 - tealcanaan (03/29/2013) [-]
Also all air travel is conducted in English.
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#53 - mooghens (03/29/2013) [-]
Attempting to eat a meteorite coming right at you atmospheric entry speed?
Attempting to eat a meteorite coming right at you atmospheric entry speed?
User avatar #72 to #53 - unclaimedusername (03/29/2013) [-]
nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom
User avatar #63 to #53 - vladhellsing (03/29/2013) [-]
1 meter meat meteor meat eater.
User avatar #49 - joehue (03/29/2013) [-]
As a T.A. for the ESL department of my local college I can confirm this.
A lot of the students always get some words mixed up, most of the time, it's hilarious.
#48 - iareman (03/29/2013) [-]
English, mother ****** . Do you speak it?
User avatar #40 - IncarceratedNinja (03/29/2013) [-]
does ESL stand for English Second Language?
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#41 to #40 - mariasaturnina (03/29/2013) [-]
User avatar #42 to #41 - IncarceratedNinja (03/29/2013) [-]
thank you
User avatar #38 - drdiddly (03/29/2013) [-]
#32 - wonderglue (03/29/2013) [-]
All that **** yet you guys are still afraid of the metric system. Can't blame you though. All of those imperial units scare me too.
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