We’ve had three teachers from South Korea at our school for the last 6 weeks. They were over to see how schools are run in the UK, how we teach our children and what we teach our children.
I was something of a fascination to her. They don’t have TAs in South Korea so she didn’t know quite what to make of me, or the fact that most classes in English primary schools have an extra pair of hands. We ended up spending a fair amount of time together as she was very interested in the small groups that I take.
She took a few classes herself, teaching our children some South Korean and a little of their culture: including how to use Korean chopsticks (which are metal and often used in conjunction with a spoon – fact!) and a Korean game called Gongii which looks similar to our game of Jacks.
Today was her last day, and she gave me a set of stones for the Littles to try playing Gongii with. There won’t be pictures of me doing it, it’s a lot harder than it looks on all those youtube videos!