Ireland, as drawn by Korean Kids

My first class of the day is with 2 very cute Korean brothers who come to me simply to improve their English conversation skills and to expose them to a native English speaker. They will be moving to China soon as their father’s got transferred there for work and they will be attending an International school. As one boy is 6 and the other is 8, with very different levels of English (think very, very basic!!) an hour long class can be quite difficult to plan.

I have quite a lot of leeway in what I teach them, so last week each day we would learn about a different country. I had great fun teaching them all about Ireland and teaching them some traditional Irish songs. When we were finished I asked them to make a poster that represented Ireland and below is what they drew. I have to say I LOVE their version of Saint Patrick and that they think he led the ‘snacks’ out of Ireland! Plus the fact that they drew Guinness as ‘Black Beer!’ is priceless. Kids are just the cutest.



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  • ksbeth
    September 12, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    these are wonderful )

  • Russell Smith
    September 12, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    Fabulous drawings! It’s great that you are teaching your students about a country so different from their own, expanding their horizons. You sound like an excellent teacher!

    • intrepidtraveller
      September 16, 2013 at 2:54 pm

      Thanks Russell…considering they are only 6 and 8 years old, I think they did a brilliant job!

  • silkpurseproductions
    September 13, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    The wee ones obviously have a great appreciation for all that is Irish. These are wonderful drawings and I think they’ve got everything pretty much spot on. ;-)

    • intrepidtraveller
      September 16, 2013 at 2:53 pm

      Hee hee, yes I think they listened well and their drawings came out great! I can’t wait for St Patricks day so I can teach them more about Ireland!!

  • derekversuslonelyplanet
    September 16, 2013 at 1:21 am

    I think St. Patrick with fiery hair is a fairly accurate illustration. :)

    • intrepidtraveller
      September 16, 2013 at 2:52 pm

      Haha, I know he looks super awesome, right? The student that drew this is only 7 or 8 years old. He is a avery talented artist, IMO.