the local community college where I go depends on foreign students. I spent most of this afternoon helping ESL tutoring. Pronunciation drills, grammar confusion, etc. It was only my second time doing this. I had a lot of time the first time, last week. Today was even more fun Four exceptionally cute girls. One guy. Three Japanese, one Vietnamese, one Korean. The Japanese had the worst problems in pronunciation. Also rhythm. Japanese don't have the wealth of vowels we do in English. Things that to us are very different sound the same to them. And Japanese has a very distinct music that is as different from English as night an day. They all had problems with glides (R, L) . The major issue was with how English handles aspect. It is something I remember from Russian, which handles it in a very weird manner. Aspect gave me no end of problems in Russian, so I could sympathize with their problems in English Anyway, they were all very polite and nice and the girls were all very sweet. I had a great afternoon. I also worked with a guy on his SQL class. He was working on the IRD, which is the worst hump in SQL till you start doing sub queries. It was a good day. And I got 100 in Rep too!