So I see you reading the title. Thinking “This blog is supposed to be about Korea, not SCOTLAND”. Oh and also thinking, “Scotland IS a real country you absolute idiot.”
Well today was my first day teaching. And as there is only one other teacher in our little hogwan, we spend a lot of time in each others company in the small staff room. Today I was teaching a lower level English class about countries around the world. I chose Ireland (obviously!), Scotland and South Africa.
To make things more colourful I set about drawing a huge Scottish flag. My co-worker walks in and says ,
So I say, “It’s the Scottish flag“.
He replies, “But Scotland isn’t a REAL country. It’s just a state in England.”
HA! Tell that to my Scottish mates!
I spent the next 10 minutes explaining to him that Scotland was in fact a real country and we even had a laugh watching some cool clips from the movie Braveheart…I mean you gotta love William Wallace and his “Freedom” speech.
So, in honour of the mighty nation of Scotland, I dedicate this post.