Category Archives: Things Students Say: German Edition

The 90s are Alive in Deutschland

I was checking out at the grocery store when UB40’s “The Way You do the Things You Do” came on.  Then,  a pack of teenagers zipped down the main aisle on rollerblades.  They were the second group of rollerblading kids … Continue reading

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Favorite Language Mistake of the Day

During a spontaneous dialogue today, a student, who was pretending to be exasperated, told her partner to “Speak with the hand!”  (Bonus points for the pop-cultural reference.)

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Favorite Language Mistake of the Day

After watching a pair of students perform a spontaneous dialogue, the English teacher asked the class “Where did this scene take place?”  A student’s hand flew up into the air; when the teacher called on her, she proudly answered “Justin … Continue reading

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Favorite Language Mistake of the Day

A student read the following aloud today in class: “The man was taken by a taxi in New York.”

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