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  • Actually, good English teachers know quite a bit. The problem is in communicating what they know.

    I know that sounds a bit peculiar, so I'll explain.

    They'd probably love to teach you about the language, about how lovely it is, particularly when you get to grammar and such like, but most curriculums (usually set by schools boards rather than by teachers or individual schools) are (and have for a while) favoured a more light weight approach that means that if the people can read (at least one word a minute)
      ---ict / Spoon
    • It doesn't sound peculiar at all.

      First -- couldn't this be said of *blank* teachers? That a good *blank* teacher knows quite a bit? I had a history teacher in HS who knew his shit -- Civil War reenactor to boot -- and, because of a poorly structured educational system, was unable to present interesting material in any form.

      The problem isn't because of the people who know quite a bit. The problem is because of the educational system being filled with a lot of people who don't know much at all.

      I didn't learn English in HS, that's why I can speak it properly. :)


      You are what you think.
      • More a case of a teacher of a method of communication not being necessarily able to communicate. =)

        A really good *blank* teacher can work around the course limitations, but damn that's a lot of effort.
          ---ict / Spoon