Living in Wonju South Korea, These Many Long Years

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Indians are Coming!

There has been a bit of buzz lately around the Waegosphere.

Kang Shit on Honkies has been at it again, this time extolling the many virtues of hiring Indian English teachers.

For the record, I'm all for it.  I've known a few Canadian Indian teachers here that were righteous stand up dudes.

Also, as Jake points out, its not like all these teachers coming over are really going to act any different from the hordes of others.  There will be good teachers, and there will be bad.  And some of them will probably hook up with local lasses and set down roots.

I do have to disagree with one thing Kang Shit on Honkies said however: I don't think its that Indians are more understanding of Koreans.

No no no no.

It's more that Koreans and Indians simply have a longer history of shared blood. They're like part of the family.

Now I know you can easily say that isn't true, look at the Indian professor dude and that oil spill shit.

This would show you don't understand Korea.  Someone of the caliber of Kang Shit on Honkies would never advocate inviting people to work and live in Korea simply because they could be paid less or would be perceivably easier to push around.

No, never no!

They'll be invited because Korean children will be able to learn English easier from Indian English teachers because of the affinity they'll have with their teachers.  An affinity based on shared blood and history.

and that's the rest of the story.


Anonymous said...

Harold and Kumar is a great movie. . . interesting use of picture there. You trying to say something about Korean / Indian relations? That Harold the Korean is in jail, and that Kumar the Indian is about to set him free. . .So Indian English teachers are going to set the Koreans free from their prisons i.e. the difficulty they have in learning English?

In terms of overcoming affective filters and learning for more than instrumental ends, how come Koreans teaching Koreans English still haven't brought those toefl scores up?

Anonymous said...

too many links. I'm going to read Mr. Wonderfuls blog.

F5Waeg said...

To first: you may be reading a bit too much into it.

To second: have a good time!

jakeinkorea said...

Indians invented the word "ganja". Wouldn't it be funny if they invited over a ton of Indian teachers, and they all turned out to be a bunch of eve-teasing ganja burners?

My only protest is that they aren't bringing over single Indian women to teach. The sight or saris gets me all hot and bothered every time.

Anonymous said...

Does the Korean idea of pure blood still really have that much traction? Seems to me I don't hear so much talk like that these days as I did years back. Supposedly, they've stopped teaching it in school, and instead talk about the waves of people who came into the peninsula during history.

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