He came the following week. He is actually a Technical Manager of LG Company in Korea and relocated here for a couple of months to do some demo. He looks okay but not when he starts talking. Oh my God! I hardly understood a word. Especially anything with letter “R”.
I started by researching on internet. I printed some of the abc’s and few English words that are commonly used. I first taught him the abc’s like how you teach a pre-schooler. A as in Apple. B as in Boy. Things like that. It took us a couple of days to finish the whole alphabet and had a hard time teaching him how to pronounce “L”. Then, followed by “greeting people in English” i.e. Hi. Hello. How are you? Good morning! In short, he didn’t know any English words at all.
After a couple of weeks, I lost my patience. Every time I’d say let’s start our lessons, he would tell me to wait for a while as he is not done yet with his reports. And whenever we review our previous lessons, he would act up and say he’s bored. Let’s have a break. Blah blah blah!
I gave up and told my friend, I’m quitting! I could not tolerate his attitude. I’ve wasted a lot of time already. I don’t mind if he pays attention but unfortunately, he doesn’t. After that, he didn’t even bother to call me to say thanks for the little things that he learned. I’m sure he did! And btw, it was his friend who paid for the tutorial. He left the country just like that!
Then, I thought of this famous line “you can never teach an old dog a new trick”. Somehow it’s true unless you show some interest of doing so….