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Very sensitive Korean boy - how to make him happier?

 
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andrew



Joined: 30 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2003 6:20 am    Post subject: Very sensitive Korean boy - how to make him happier? Reply with quote

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The Great Wall of Whiner



Joined: 24 Jan 2003
Location: Middle Land

PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2003 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would ask about him to his Korean teacher if he has one.

Also, it is a bit prying to talk to his parents, but give it a shot?

I am not sure there is much you can do. Everyone has different personalities.
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Harpeau



Joined: 01 Feb 2003
Location: In Hannam-dong, Seoul.

PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2003 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The little guy may experience much presseure from exams. He may benefit from seeing a counselor. You might want to talk to his parents or someone.

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Harpeau
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mokpochica



Joined: 21 Jan 2003
Location: Ann Arbor, MI

PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2003 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would it be possible for you to give group quizzes in class so all the students could work together? Maybe that would make him feel less pressured. Or perhaps testing their knowledge some other way (through a game, etc.) so that they wouldn't really know you were testing them.

I think talking to his parents about the problem is a must though. I just worry that the people around him will label him a 'wonkta', including your director, and give up on him. If they recognize the problem early and help him through it maybe things can turn out OK.

It seems like he has an anxiety problem or something. At this age English (and learning) should be fun for kids and not stressful, but it sounds like it's stressing him out more than anything. I'm guessing he's like this in other classes too. Any way to find out?
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