With having 10 classes of about 25 students in each, there are quite a lot of students names to remember! However in the other University where I first taught in Chengdu, I sometimes had 80+ students in one class alone. So there was absolutely no way that I could remember all their names. This time around, there are less students, but instead, they all decide to choose really similar names to each other!
For girls, I’m pretty sure the majority of the girl students begin with the letter ‘A’.
Alisa, Alice, Ann, Anne, Anny, Annie, Anna, Alyson, Alina, Aimee, Amy, Abby, Amber.
TOO MANY ‘A’s!!!!!!
How the hell am I supposed to remember all these girls with names that sound so similar to each other?? In one class I had 2 Amy’s and 1 Aimee. So one Amy thankfully decided to change her name to….
‘MC DOUBLE T’
….. I’ve no idea where she got it from but at least it doesn’t start with A! So I don’t mind at all!
During our first class together, I asked all the students “Why did you pick your name?”
“Because it was easy”
Too right it was easy!
The boys on the other hand have more unique names; Ambrose, Wilson, Curry, Fireman, Black, Eden, Angelo, Jack, Juny, Silver Wolf, Snapper, Sim, Farlin, Ingemour, Brother Zhou.
So there are a few strange boy ones but they are definitely the one’s that I can remember!
I feel bad asking the girl students 5 time during class ‘Sorry what’s your name again?’ But at the same time it is very difficult for me to remember all these ‘A’ named students.
So I’m going to be struggling with remembering who they all are for this semester and then next semester I will have brand new students!
Let’s hope next time I’ll be the only person in the classroom with a name that begins with ‘A’!