Quick nod in the opposite direction to the human and apparently also English girlfriend of boxer Serge Ambomo: He’s speaking English a lot more what I’ve learnt him.
- La Vanguardia: “How is the weather like?”
< Peter Harvey < John Stone. Scroll down here to understand a bit of where John and his English-Speaking Parents’ Association of Catalonia are coming from (sorry, Dryden). It’s difficult to imagine how the Catalan Education Act could be amended to enable Catalan-English programmes when one of its principal goals was to erect another obstacle to Spanish-Catalan …
- “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 …
- The legislation affecting the Catalan language is different depending on what state you are speaking
One of the inconveniences of living or doing business on Mallorca over the last decade has been language legislation which, unless like Palma-based Air Berlin you are big enough to ignore the law, has required all (ie not just customer-facing) public employees to speak fluent Catalan and all businesses to provide all consumer information and, where …
- Some migration songs
With an introduction by St. Spike in the Moon.