Thanks to our good friend, Anon of Andalusia, for this excerpt from the requirements for those wishing to participate in public exams in order to become a teacher (bolds and caps original):
Topic 11: LEXICAL AND SEMANTIC FIELDS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. LEXIS WHICH IS NECESSARY FOR SOCIALIZATION, INFORMATION AND THE EXPRESSION OF ATTITUDES. TYPOLOGY OF ACTIVITIES LINKED TO THE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF THE LEXIS IN THE CLASS OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE.
Those curricula based on functional methodology centre learning on the the knowledge and mastery of a number of communicative functions. These functions, which are shown by the means of syntactic and lexical and lexical exponents, arise from the multiple communicative needs in the different situations in which a speaker may find himself…
And thus for 60 pages. I had my doubts at first because it sounded pretty close to Standard American Educational Bureaucratese, but no, this is real, true, fucked Spanglish.
So it’s really just as well that the job will probably go to the candidate most closely related to functionary in charge of the process.
- All our pupils go out from Sil School with really high linguistics skills
If Colegio Sil in Barcelona wants to sell its foreign language provision to any but the stupid it might want to consider employing people with relevant skills. “Could do better” doesn’t begin to describe this:
LANGUAGES AND IDIOMS THAT WE TEACH AT SIL SCHOOL
LINGUISTICS TRAINING AND LANGUAGES THAT WE TEACH
Our school develops a trilingüal metodology in
- Education: music and words for early years, primary, secondary (inc. GCSE/A-level) and tertiary (FE and HE)
Some school work I’ve done with the organ
Interactive concerts in nurseries
Here’s a Barcelona visit:
45-minute concerts for large primary school audiences
Barcelona. Image: Escola Pau Romeva.
Children’s stories with live music
Here’s the trailer by Pere Alberó for Sausage Man, a Catalan-language collaboration with the Barcelona …
- Ara.cat uses poor English to criticise schoolchildren’s poor English
The sender tells me this story about the Eurobarmeter (sic) has been improved since publication, but it’s still pretty crap. I think the linguistic establishment takes a quite complex view of the merits of learning a subsidiary dialect, in this case Spanglish, as an introduction to full Estuary or Hudson. [Apparently my English was crap too. …
- Moreno’s master’s: polysemy, polydon’t
Jesús Fernández-Villaverde y Luis Garicano at Hay Derecho had a look last year at the CV of Juan Manuel Moreno Bonilla, Rajoy’s excellent choice of candidate for the Andalusian elections, and were puzzled by what they found:
Empecemos por el MBA. Si su título de grado es de 2010-2011, su Master en Dirección y Administración de