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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 > him!
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 --