classroom horrors (was: conlanging during class)
|From:||Anton Sherwood <bronto@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, December 15, 2001, 19:43|
Dan Sulani wrote:
> [Rant warning in effect!]: At a critical time in my studies of
> the Russian language at University, I had to spend a term with a prof
> who more or less followed that philosophy:
> Every class was conducted entirely in English! [...]
> no Russian nohow! (The guy himself wasn't even Russian!)
> At the end of the term, I not only was _not_ speaking like a native,
> for some strange reason, I was even worse off than when I began with
That's worse than my peeve: a Hebrew class in which the teacher referred
to the vowels by the English names of the transliterating letter, i.e.
"a horizontal bar is an [ej] sound" (i.e. /a/).
Anton Sherwood -- http://www.ogre.nu/