Words my students mispronounce/ misunderstand
I teach at an international school and 80% of my kids are non native English speakers
- •BeachAlways sounds like bitch. Always.
- •Thump vs. thumbI was going to read my first graders a book called "The Thump in the Night" and asked them if they knew what a thump was before I started. Like half the class showed me their thumbs!!! 👍🏼👍🏾👍🏿
- •BagelBeagle. Okay this was my husband. But I loved it so much we now call them beagles.
- •Miss DeniseIt only happens with the Asian kids, but on occasion a child learning English will hear me introduce myself as "Mister Nees" and that becomes my name. Maybe gender is a new concept for them?