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
- Teachers/examiners with less skills than pupils/examinees
Story in Trouw about a German teacher who can’t speak German. This wouldn’t be so freaky in jobs-for-the-boys Spain, where the
- Translating Lady Chatterley
The other night at a leather parade (lots of parading, not much leather) I got talking to an English-Catalan literary translator.
- Presenting authorial & editorial notes in a Kindle edition of a 16th century bilingual text
Hints gratefully received…
- 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 In Spanish,