Phonemic alphabet, dyslexic graffiti

Graffiti in a form that might befit an Oxford university professor, or an English teacher on his day off. Hanging out at my wife’s university, with no other reason than to soak up the air conditioned air. Talk about a rarefied environment. The English teachers at Hoseo university also have an English camp too, teaching Elementary grade kids. I’ll have my second installment next week, this time at Sunmoon university. I spied on the stairwell walls maxims to encourage the students; poignant reminders that you’re at English camp. As if they’d forget. Still, I felt the need for some harmless graffiti. First of all in phonemic script, and then a slight on the Latin translation, Carpe diem, “Seize the carp.” For so much fish, it could lead to a lot of confusion, but perhaps none on the students part. Do they really read the signs anyhow?

Just an ode, more of a tip of the hat to ‘camps’. I’ve always taken the alternative meaning to the word ‘camp’ just to entertain myself even for just a moment. This is not what flashes through my mind, but more of an extension really.


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Phoneics and chicken, starchy and stimulating

Kyeo chon chicken served with, mashed Sweet potato and potato with fried garlic, a tomato and capsicum salad topped with yoghurt and soy sauce. It was delicious.

As for the phoneics practise, it’s going well with a few spelling mistakes. Mainly with the vowels.

Phonetic alphabet, dyslexic associations


When I learnt that the KET was teaching the phonetic alphabet, I asked her if I could sit in on the class. Much to the bemusement of some students. Hehe, the teacher has become a student. Learning the phoneic alphabet is a combination of frustration in trying to associate the symbols with the sounds.

Trying to read it is the hardest part, and it’s the closest experience akin to dyslexia I can get. Why am I putting myself through all of this? I’m doing it to prepare for my CELTA course that’s coming up in six months. That too, is also going to be frustrating, but in learning it now, it’ll be less I have to ‘take in’, giving me more time to produce when the course starts.

The rather colourful flash cards were post cards cut in half. Cutting the actual letter out from the sheet and then matching it on the reverse with the answer took me 3 hours or so. No mistakes here.