The Beginning of the End

February has come, and it came so quickly.

It seems only yesterday that I was celebrating the coming of 2022, and today I was already greeting my friend a happy Chinese new year.

In four weeks, the school year ends, and the end of the school year is always difficult for me.

It’s difficult not only because I have to make sure there are no loose ends, prepare for the coming school year, and think about giving homework to my students; but also because I’m not very good at goodbyes.

I believe that teaching conversation involves getting to know your student personally, and getting to know people creates connections, and connections make it difficult to say goodbye.

It’s difficult because I learn enough about my students to know what they can and can’t do, and in the end I always feel a certain amount of frustration that I haven’t done as much as I could do.

I know that my students’ improvement relies heavily on them, and sometimes I can convince myself to let things go, but I feel the same every year. 😆😆

I guess I have some growing up to do myself. 😅

Anyway, the end will come whether I like it or not, so I’ll do my best to help my students until the time it comes.