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Re: "Usefull languages"

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Friday, February 15, 2002, 14:17
En réponse à Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>:

> > Had we had such difficulties in the _gymnasium_ (roughly = high school), > our > teachers would've been very worried. Here at Uni, you're simply expected > to > be able to speak and read English without problem. >
He he, that's the main difference between France and other countries: in France, you're still not expected to speak any English, as people still suppose that you will stay in France for the rest of your life and never have to have access to English written material or to speak English. In France, it's even considered chic *not* to speak any English. People who speak English are considered lower in the unspoken hierarchy that makes the French society than people of the same background but speaking no English. I know it sounds extremely strange, but it's true, and I've seen that a lot! Christophe. Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.


Clint Jackson Baker <litrex1@...>"Usefull languages" and Jingoism, too