Tuesday, March 12, 2013

365 Inspiration—71: Happy Endings

“There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.”—Frank Herbert

Well, I'm almost to the end of a quarter at school. We had registration and a party in my Tuesday/Thursday evening class. Everyone brought food and snacks to share. It was a great quarter again with wonderful students. I promised my students I'd put pictures up on my blog and some of them are excited to check it out.

I wish I had more days with the students. Meeting only two nights a week isn't quite enough time for them to get all the information. We had a good time in class and they all tried their best and that's the most important thing.

It's not easy to live in another country, learn the language, get a job, and survive. Many of my evening students have one or two jobs and have to come to class after they've worked all day. They come because they know English is important for them and will help them in their life here.

I'm thankful that I get to teach such great students and I often learn just as much from them! Thanks again for a wonderful quarter. I'm off now to go grade 35 tests for my Monday/Wednesday evening class. I need to get them done by 7pm tomorrow night, so I better get going!

Have you had any happy endings lately?


  1. As an adult trying to learn to speak French, I have so much empathy for your students! It's hard! and I'm retired. I can't imagine working, taking care of a family AND trying to learn a new language. Kudos to them! And really it's not an ending for them, but rather a happy beginning for their new life in the States. And I...as well as your students...thank you for that!

    1. Yes, Evelyn, it is very hard. I studied both Korean and Japanese with teachers when I lived in those countries. It can be very frustrating and sometimes isolating for anyone who lives in another country. It's also an opportunity and I think most of my students see that part and think that is the most important thing for them. I feel lucky to be part of helping them in their lives in the States!