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Quick Write 091011 “Love to talk?”

Teachers love to talk? Yes, they do. That’s a big part of their job. Language teachers love to talk? Oh, yes, they do. They talk more than necessary even though they’re always instructed and reminded to have a “student-centered” class rather than a “teacher-centered” class. Male language teachers love to talk? Supposedly yes. Male language teachers that I know of are mostly good conversationalists. Female language teachers love to talk? Okay, that’s my league. I’d say “They love to talk and they are loud”.

Last night at the grad school, we were grouped into three or four to have some discussions and told to write the topics that we brought up. One of the group members, who I’ve known for quite a long time as a colleague and a classmate, wrote our topics on the white board. What he wrote was a bit different from what I thought we’d discussed, but didn’t much care about that. Then the professor said, “Okay, then, a different person from the group goes to the front and explains what you’ve discussed.” The rest of the group members were me and a Japanese male. I’m not sure it’s something cultural or personal, or both, but I thought it was better to first ask the male peer whether he’d like to give a presentation. I said, ”Can you speak for us?” He replied, “No, no, no, I can’t. I can’t do this. You do please.” in a small, small voice.

I thought he was just too modest to say “Okay”, and asked again, but he insisted I’d do that. Then I stood up backed up with cheering of my classmates, went to the white board, and explained what we (supposedly) had discussed to the audience most of whom were native English speaking teachers. It was an impromptu 5 minute presentation and I don’t exactly know how it went out. But I know that I had an unexpected opportunity to make many errors and learn from them. The guy who gave me such a nice learning experience is supposed to be a male language teacher teaching English, but… He doesn’t love to talk?

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