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Other people that Andrew Jackson is not…


He is not…

Isaac Newton
or Mozart.

(Me: Guys, this guy is an American, we only have Americans on our bills. These people you are stating are not Americans! Students: Teacher – Isaac Newton was American! Me: Noooo he was British. Students: Oh.)

Nor is he Bill Clinton.
or Obama.

Also Ulysses S. Grant is not Taft (But Teacher, Grant and Taft same! Both fat American presidents!) and Benjamin Franklin is not Gandhi.

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posted under Cute Stories, School
2 Comments to

“Other people that Andrew Jackson is not…”

  1. Avatar May 2nd, 2012 at 12:59 pm sarah k Says:

    haha this is a hilarious story!

  2. Avatar May 4th, 2012 at 5:35 pm epotosky Says:

    I know, right? I think my favorite is the Franklin-Gandhi comparison. I was also very impressed that they knew Taft…

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안녕하세요! My name is Emily and when I started this blog I had received a 2010 – 2011 F*lbright grant to teach English in South Korea.  I then decided to apply to renew my grant, so I am now staying in Korea until July 2012. This blog is not an official F*lbright Program blog, and the views expressed are my own and not those of the F*lbright Program, the U.S. Department of State or any of its partner organizations.

I graduated from the University of Mary Washington with a degree in Philosophy Pre-Law and Classical Civilizations, and found myself 3 months later teaching English at SGHS. The town that I taught in, SG, is a small town of 12,000 people, an “읍” (eup) rather than a “시” (shi – city), and though it was sometimes hard teaching in such a small town I really enjoyed the unique experience of being the first foreign teacher SGHS had ever had. I lived in the largest part of the county which is significantly bigger (40,000 people) than the town the school is situated in, but is also considered rural by Korean standards.

During my second grant period (2011-2012) I decided to change schools and I currently teach at CPHS which is located in an even smaller town than previously, in Jeollanamdo.

This blog is meant to serve as a reflection not only of being a Native English Speaking teacher in Korea, but also of living as a foreigner in rural Korea.