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Re: can moderator cancel the "negative reputations" given to me by 2 members?

How much experience have you got of teaching Mod Langs in the UK?
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Old 09.03.2021, 18:30
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Mod langs. Sounds great.
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Old 09.03.2021, 18:35
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Re: can moderator cancel the "negative reputations" given to me by 2 members?

... and the answer is?
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Old 09.03.2021, 18:44
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I would suspect the UK is worse at teaching languages than any other country in Europe with the possible exception of France.
I went to the head office of a huge multinat, with a large presence in Spain, and the receptionists didn't speak anything other than Spanish.
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Old 09.03.2021, 18:47
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I went to the head office of a huge multinat, with a large presence in Spain, and the receptionists didn't speak anything other than Spanish.
HaHa, we needed a Spanish speaking receptionist in London, she did not speak any English either OK maybe A1 if I am generous.
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Old 09.03.2021, 19:03
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Love it, love IPA,
I'm more a triple-malt drinker.

But each unto their own.
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Old 09.03.2021, 19:06
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I went to the head office of a huge multinat, with a large presence in Spain, and the receptionists didn't speak anything other than Spanish.
Quite a lot of people in Spain can't even speak Spanish, or at least that's why they pretend. Actually pretty much everybody in Catalonia for example is effectively bilingual, as a minimum.
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Old 09.03.2021, 19:08
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I'm more a triple-malt drinker.

But each unto their own.
Beer is gross. Plus it gives beer glasses.
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Re: can moderator cancel the "negative reputations" given to me by 2 members?

So do we have to guess- none?
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Old 09.03.2021, 19:47
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Can you put that in Real English?
Has someone hacked MCs account?!
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Old 09.03.2021, 20:18
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Re: can moderator cancel the "negative reputations" given to me by 2 members?

If MC had ever worked as a Modern Languages teacher in the UK, she would be very familiar with the abbreviation . If it is good enough for Oxford

https://www.mod-langs.ox.ac.uk/
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Old 09.03.2021, 20:27
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Re: can moderator cancel the "negative reputations" given to me by 2 members?

You are cute, Sherlock. Who wouldn't know that, honestly. I still like the mod bit in it
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Old 09.03.2021, 20:40
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So do we have to guess- none?
Does it matter. If you look at statistics like this, the results of foreign language education in the UK are not exactly impressive.
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Does it matter. If you look at statistics like this, the results of foreign language education in the UK are not exactly impressive.
Haha right at the bottom. Is that the result of having teachers that don't have English as a mother tong?
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Old 09.03.2021, 21:13
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Does it matter. If you look at statistics like this, the results of foreign language education in the UK are not exactly impressive.

This has nothing to do with the quality of Modern Languages teaching, but that a vast number of pupils in secondary schools are not taught Mod Langs at all. And that it is also the case for the massive majority post 16- whereas in other countries, one and mostly two foreign languages are compulsory, right up to University, and also for Apprenticeships.
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Old 09.03.2021, 21:16
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Haha right at the bottom. Is that the result of having teachers that don't have English as a mother tong?
You were too hard on France, did you see?
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Old 09.03.2021, 21:20
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This has nothing to do with the quality of Modern Languages teaching, but that a vast number of pupils in secondary schools are not taught Mod Langs at all. And that it is also the case for the massive majority post 16- whereas in other countries, one and mostly two foreign languages are compulsory, right up to University, and also for Apprenticeships.
Could you explain why the UK is at the very bottom of the table? What is a 'modern language'?
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Old 09.03.2021, 21:38
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Could you explain why the UK is at the very bottom of the table? What is a 'modern language'?
It is just British modesty
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What is a 'modern language'?
a language that is in use. latin is for example not a modern language.
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It is just British modesty
Self-reported knowledge of languages.

Impressive stats. No, seriously.
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