To be fair, I would also not show if my full professor, head-of-department-who-presents-at-international-conferences were replaced by a liberal arts school graduate who was younger than me.

My lesson for the Journalism and Russian Philology classes involved a small groups activity where each group reads a small paragraph I cut out of a magazine. Apparently they were very hard to understand. One student informed me of this as follows: “This piece of sheet doesn’t make any sense!”

This is why foreign language teaching is awesome, y’all.