The class quietened as their new teacher entered. None of them had ever seen an alien before. They were super intrigued.
She could feel the students examining her as she entered. She walked to her desk and placed a translator down. Picking up a light pen, she turned around and wrote her name in the air before addressing the class. “Good morning everyone.”
“Good morning teacher.” She picked up the translator as it did its work, turning it around in her hand. “Translators are great but they are like a navigation system. They guide very well but they won’t always give you the right result.” Walking the floor, she observed some of the children as she went past. It was an even split between those struck in awe and those enthusiastically excited.
“As you know, I am from another planet. Our two peoples are running exchange programmes to help us learn about each other. This is how I came to be here today.”
The teacher sat on the edge of the desk. “I am very excited to be here and I hope you are too. You will be the first children from your planet to learn the main communication language of my people.”
Every child was silent. They appeared to be listening intently. She felt slightly unnerved by their focused attention but brushed it off to continue, “Welcome to the English Language.”