I found out earlier this week that the classes I've been teaching are over at the end of 2008. That leaves me less than two weeks before my visa trip, and then a few more weeks in December.
Then I got another message yesterday from our secretary with a list of requests. Keep in mind, today is Thursday:
"[Company where I teach] emailed me yesterday and they said that our planned hours with them run out this week.
They are asking you to please prepare an evaluation test for their students, which should include writing and speaking.
They want their test this Friday (November 14).
I emailed them back and said that it's more likely that the test will be ready only for Monday (November 17) due to this short notice on their part."
So my classes are, in effect, over already. I'm fairly surprised as they hadn't said anything to me about it and I still had several topics planned. And I hadn't talked to my students about it at all. So it seems a little sudden.
At least I won't have to find anyone to cover for me when I'm out of the country.