Listen to a conversation between two students. They are both studying to be English teachers.
Did you register already for your classes next semester?
Yes, I did.
What are you taking?
Um... contemporary literature, English style, um... the teaching seminar, and I still have to do my student teaching.
I'm gonna help teach a writing class of the junior high.
That's a heavy schedule.
Yeah, it will be really busy and I'm also taking a theory class. But I have to quit my job in a couple of weeks ,cause it will be just too much.
Where do you work at?
Buster's coffee shop, but just till the end of the month. What are you doing next semester?
Actually a teaching seminar too. And I will have to start writing my thesis. You know, I'm also going for my master's degree.
So you are not writing any poetry, I imagine.
No, I was actually thinking about revising some of my poems and sending them into places for publication.
Cool, you should. Um, did you hear about that new poetry club, The Poetry Kitchen?
Yeah, no time.
It's fun. It's Sunday night. You don't do anything at Sunday nights?
I do homework Sunday nights.
Well, it’s only from 7:00 to 9:00.
Is it every Sunday?
Last Sunday of every month. I don't know about this month, cause it's probably a little too close to Thanksgiving, so they might move it up.
I don't know what they are gonna do, but it's a good time, it's fun, some really impressive readings.
Who? From our class?
Some people from our class are reading. A lot of them go, sometimes even the professor.
Really? I don't know if I would wanna read in front of her.
You wouldn't have to read, you can just watch. I just watched the first time, but it's a good environment to read them, I think anyway.
I probably have to write something new, so maybe during the summer, I just can't now.
Yeah, it wouldn't be the same just reading old stuff. Are you gonna do summer school?
Definitely. Otherwise, I will be short 6 credits, I have no choice.
Yeah, me too. This is the second summer I'll have to take classes. I gotta go now, my Shakespeare class starts in twenty minutes.