A group of 20 migrant Mexicans trickled into the classroom for “Beginner’s English” at the “Shakespeare English University” in a city in Texas. As the learners settled down in their seats scattered all around the space, a tall male putting on a coat and tie walked in. He made his way to the teacher’s desk up entrance holding a stack of papers. He looked up at the college students, and stated, “Hi there!” The students recurring, “Hello” with their ideal American accents. “Quite good!” the trainer reported. “My identify is ‘Peter Baker’.” The course mentioned, “My..name..is… ” He suddenly stops and points to himself, “Peter Baker”. He then known as each and every pupil in the class to say, “My name is..” and every a single explained his name.
Peter identified as on one scholar dressed in a high-quality industrial fit. “Alright… Sir..My name is… ” In advance of the trainer concluded the sentence, the male stoutly explained with a British English accent, “What rubbish! My title is Juan Carlos II from Mexico, state of Hidalgo. I talk English extremely very well.”
Peter stared at him with his mouth open in disbelief. “You discuss English??”
“Are you daft, male? Of class, I converse English!”
“Then, why are you carrying out in this course for rookies and how do you talk so perfectly?”
“My excellent guy, when I started learning English quite a few many years back, I knew about as little English as anyone in this article. I moved from Mexico to London, England on a scholarship to the “King’s College or university”. When I went to my first ‘beginner’s class’, I designed the regrettable miscalculation of sitting down in an intermediate class about William Shakespeare’s works. I barely understood any English but quickly realized I was a prodigy. I went on to get a lot more English Literature classes and graduated from Oxford University.”
Peter and the rest of the class looked at Juan Carlos in amazement.
“So, why are you in this beginner’s course?”
“I am below to apply for a instructing position below in advanced English and determined to notice a course.”
“Are you an American citizen? Do you have a “green card” to operate right here in the U.S.?”
“No, but it is currently being dealt with.”
Peter said, “But sir, you have to have a ‘green card’ to get the job done in this place.”
Juan Carlos reported pridefully, “I do not require a ‘green card’ to operate in this state.”
“Then, you depart me no alternative but to report you to the authorities.”
“You would not dare, Sir!”
“Sit down, like everybody else!” Peter claimed angrily.
Juan Carlos seemed anxious and appeared all-around, understanding his predicament. His only reaction was:
“No hablo ingles.”