Actually, I’d better not go into the details, but it’s all most curious.
Until you recall that the vast majority of “English teachers” employed by the Generalitat are beginners (and not just in English), and that the considerable local population of infra-employed English mother-tonguers (I hope that’s not rude) are in practice ineligible to join their ranks because of the native-level Catalan requirement and other bureaucratic devices designed to ensure that none but sons of the soil ever become funcionarios.
So does the state really give a fack about children improving their English skills? Am I being paranoid when I suggest that Big Brother doesn’t actually want them (pace the Treaty of Rome, free movement of labour, etc) to acquire the means to escape wage slavery here?
Whatever, there’s no reason why this blog shouldn’t continue into all eternity, if I can be arsed and the deity leaves me alone.
- Language education obligations
To underpin their advertising pitch many webmasters use simple devices to fake the number of visitors on their site and the
- Fucked translation, the consequence of a strategic choice by the Spanish authorities?
My man in the education department of the Generalitat de Catalunya this lengthy lunchtime: “Why the fuck would we teach them
- Language immersion counter-productive, says Finnish prof
Being a naive progressive, my opposition to the illegal policy of compulsory Catalan language immersion has always been based on appeals
- Font de Mora, right about small screens causing myopia in children?
Nearsightedness is increasing, and there aren’t many other reasonable explanations.
- Talking arse
Curiously, Joan Amades noted that Catalan parents used to terrify their children out of going to lonely spots on windy days