Wednesday, January 10, 2007

"Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus"

It's the week that all the first-year students take their English oral final exams here. Walking around the building, you can see students standing all over, holding papers and mumbling strange words to themselves. It's times like these that I begin to think I'm actually teaching at Hogwarts.

One of my first-year students just used "vouchsafe" in her oral test, and another used "artifice." Either I'm doing something right, or their electronic dictionaries are working overtime...

1 comment:

Jonathan Benda said...

It's Hogwarts' school motto: "A sleeping dragon [is] never to be tickled/poked." (The former native speakers had a "Harry Potter"-watching marathon a few weeks ago...)