Friday, June 4, 2010

"Tonight's English a Second Language class has been cancelled" - hilarious cartoon!


A comic I saw in local snailpaper here in Taiwan the other day:

scene: a classroom of students for an English as a second language class at night......and a notice on the blackboard (greenboard) reads: "Tonight's English a Second Language class has been cancelled" and in the room, in front of the empty teacher's desk sit a dozen students just waiting for the class to begin......I didn't get it at first, I had to look and look until ....finally.....I got it!




http://www.gocomics.com/theargylesweater/2010/06/03
 
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grapfhics said, 1 day ago






Mr. Parkhill is unwell tonight.







margueritem said, 1 day ago





And none of them know what it says…..







margueritem said, 1 day ago





‘Morning Grapfhics!







Sheik Yerbouti said, 1 day ago





It’s going to be a long wait for the teacher to show up.







Grog said, 1 day ago





They’ll figure it out by the end of class.







WoodEye said, 1 day ago





Now that is TRULY funny!







joefish25 said, 1 day ago





I agree, WoodEye, very funny







Ash said, 1 day ago





@marg: really?







Yukoneric said, 1 day ago





¿No hablo, qué dice?







Ji2m said, 1 day ago





XD







Doctor Toon said, 1 day ago





Universal Translator - Don’t leave your home planet without it.







LKD said, 1 day ago





This is the funniest comic in a long while. C’est tres magnifique!







Despite the writing on the wall, the students never saw it coming.







vldazzle said, 1 day ago





Not a very good teacher; they haven’t learned anything yet and teacher overestimates their skillsets.







David Mattera said, 1 day ago





Classic







jadoo823 said, 1 day ago





Illiterate? Write for information…







GoodQuestion said, 1 day ago





What we have here is failure to communicate.







mmburke33 said, 1 day ago





speech less







Anandgyan said, 1 day ago





This is a great one!







Coffee-Turtle said, 1 day ago





LOL!! Love it!







@Dr.Toon, good one about the Universal Translator.







Live Long and Perspire!







jglynn said, 1 day ago





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Thanks







John

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LKD said, 1 day ago





Is it ok to flag John’s post for ads? XD







Thanks for the anouncement. I do wonder if Scott Hilburn will ever post here?







sskelton said, 1 day ago





love it!







worldisacomic said, 1 day ago





This classroom is in the L. A. Unified School District that just voted to boycott Arizona! Oh I’m sorry! Did I just intellectually profile those Morons!







hopeandjoy2 said, 1 day ago





Having taken some foreign language as well as helped teach English as a second language, I so do love this particular comic!







Lisa said, 1 day ago





In college I had an Asian (with strong accent) teaching my Spanish class!







Iphelia said, 1 day ago





LOVE LOVE LOVE the guy in the front whistling!







DirtyDragon said, 1 day ago





Hello! My name is Mister Ziskey…







♪ I met her on a Monday and my heart stood still… ♪







♪♫ DA DOO RON RON RON, DA DOO RON RON ♪♫







Joe-Allen "Joe" Doty said, 1 day ago





I actually could teach English as a 2nd Language to native speakers of several different languages.







I used to watch the syndicated TV series, “What A Country!”, when I lived in North Hollywood. It was about students learning English as a 2nd language. The teacher had to have a very good sense of humor to get his points across.







When Maria was asked where she was from, she wouldn’t say what country, she would always say, “Beverly Hills, near Gucci.” She was a maid in Beverly Hills.







When I was a full-time foreign language teacher, I sometimes had to explain the rules of Standard American English grammar to my senior high school students who should have known all of that by the time they finished the 6th grade.







Robert Peters said, 1 day ago





Clearly not the advanced class.







tsandl said, 1 day ago





Truth is stranger than fiction. I once worked for a manufacturing plant that one day posted some new safety procedures all around the building without making any announcements. I and some of my coworkers politely reminded the management that we had quite a few immigrants working for us who could not read English very well. The next day, they posted new copies with an additional instruction: “If you have trouble reading these directions, have your supervisor explain them to you.”







Sandor_at_the_Zoo said, 1 day ago





Good thing. Canceled is mispelled (OK, for U.S. English.)







captainedd said, about 2 hours ago





Just as bad for some of the English as a First Language classes, also.

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