I’m a bit unclear as to why there is so much fuss about the tale of Nadia Saffouri–efforts to reduce costs by optimising teaching resource usage are leading to similar situations right across the country, and restrictions on entry to the profession engineered by teaching unions and regionalist nationalists meant that incompetent teachers were already part of the deal for kids–but it does perhaps help to explain tolerance for poor language skills elsewhere.
(Why does anyone in Madrid or anywhere need to learn French, particularly with this kind of thing going on?)
- 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
- How the Babelian tragedy could have been averted
By employing teachers competent in the Original Dialect, and iron-fisted policemen of the Imperial Will, of course. The conservative subversive Ignacio Ruiz Quintano recounts that when Congress decided in around 1936 that schoolchildren should become fluent in French, Wenceslao Fernández Flórez (of whom I’ve only read El bosque animado) commented that since none of the teachers …
- Visto pero no oído
El organillo y el cerdito vislumbrados.
- “Education for the Citizenship”: deliberately poor translation from the Valencian government?
Just seen on CNN+, a Valencian teacher teaching central government’s controversial new Educación para la Ciudadanía. In Spanglish, as required by her bosses. So the first words she writes on the blackboard are “Education for the Citizenship and Human Rights”. Even Google …