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29 January 2005

Confessions of an Imposter

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Tonight I (ESL and scientist) impostered as an English substitute with the full sanction and blessing of my English teacher friend who last week gave me a handfull of handouts and said:

" Don't be afraid. Just tell them you're Dr. blbalala and then just read the handouts. It will be over before you know it."

Well, I am proud to say, I read the handouts and I did some of my own english teaching. After class I was in a terrific good mood which suggests to me that teaching appears to be among my few favourite things (Can you hear Julie Andrews now?) I called my teacher friend and told her about class. I got so carried away that I even said:

" Art,science, I don't care. I am willing to be an impostor and teach everything (I think, at least as long as I have good handouts). "

I have calmed down a bit since then and keep thinking how all good mysteries and catholic confessions start with the question " Why did you do it ?"

And from the pulpit we hear,

" I didn't plan it. It just happened."
"Are you gonna do it again ?"
"Maybe."

3 Comments:

Blogger Saint Nate said...

As a TESL grad student dating an English grad student, I always wondered if I could teach er load and if she could teach mine. But if an ESL scientist can teach English, my case is looking pretty strong.

11:39 pm  
Blogger Toni said...

I might be able to teach beginner Japanese, but I wouldn't be able to speak it though.

1:37 am  
Anonymous tats said...

raffa baby,
it takes a whole different meaning knowing it was you :)
i think you are a naturally gifted teacher .
love,
tats

3:31 am  

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