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LWC International Student Program is going bananas

By Autumn Lynn

Going Bananas is as easy as pie? Oh really, we will have banana pie? The use of idioms can create an extra layer of difficulty when trying to communicate in a foreign language.

To help combat this, LWC ISP Ambassadors Erica Smith and Brandon Reed offered a lesson centered on English idioms and figurative language on Wednesday, September 24th at the ISP house on 304 Lindsey Wilson Street in Columbia, KY. A group of International Students from South Korea and Japan participated in this tutoring session.

The students received slips of paper with idioms on them and were asked to decipher the meaning based on the definition and an example with phrases such as 'all ears' and 'cold feet.' It was amazing to see the transformation during the session, when a student's rather blank impression changed into the "aha" impression. Don't be surprised when you run into one of them and they will tell you that they no longer have cold feet...SMILE.

This story was posted on 2019-09-26 11:10:00
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ESL Lessons with Erica Smith and Brandon Reed

2019-09-26 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Autumn Lynn.
Pictured from Left to Right: Ryan Doyeong Kim - Jinju, South Korea, Bokyung Kang- Incheon, South Korea, Jaehee Jeon - Jeollabuk-do, South Korea, Boye Kim - Jeju-si,South Korea, Mirae Kim - Yongin-si, South Korea, Erica Smith - Greensburg, KY, Brandon Reed -Taylorsville, KY, Mikoto Yamada - Seto,Japan, Tamaki Sawada - Tokyo,Japan.

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