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Re: American Jingoism

From:Fabian <fabian@...>
Date:Saturday, February 23, 2002, 1:43
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From: "Christophe Grandsire" <christophe.grandsire@...>

And despite all the attention I gave to language courses in France, I must
emphasize the fact that those courses are considered by most teachers and
students like a loss of time and energy. Even English courses are
futile and useless. As I said in another post, a French person is not
to speak any other language. A French person is not supposed to leave
anyway, and if the person does, it will be in one-week holidays where the
person will take for granted that wherever s/he goes, they will make the
to talk to him/her in French.

Are you sure you didn't mispell 'British'? That sounds like the British
attitude to foreign languages.

Well, I suppose I'd better add my tuppence.

From 11+, French and latin were compulsory, and 2 years later options were
available on ancient Greek, German, and Russian, and latin could
optionally be dropped. French was compulsory at my school for 5 years.

A couple of local schools have a strong Italian section, mainly due to the
large Italian community in my town.

Hey! Don't write yourself off yet. It's only in your head you feel left
out or looked down on. Just try your best. Try everything you can.


Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>