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Re: Should I correct a French teacher who teaches English ?

Same person.

 

ALBF will not permit me to deny the accusations so I didnt.


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Re: Should I correct a French teacher who teaches English ?

For the newer members of the forum - I would like to remind you that long ago we had a sort of gentleman's agreement that we would not discuss other forums on this one. It would be good if we kept to that.
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Re: Should I correct a French teacher who teaches English ?

<BLOCKQUOTE><table width="85%"><tr><td class="txt4"><img src="/forums/completefrance-forums/cs/Themes/default/images/icon-quote.gif">&nbsp;<strong>alittlebitfrench wrote:</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="quoteTable"><table width="100%"><tr><td width="100%" valign="top" class="txt4">
Ok, my little girl ask me to correct her homework so I did with a pen. I crossed out all the 'gots' because they weren't needed. She said that was the exercise you idiot. I said oops. I phoned my mum who is indeed a professor and has written and published many books. She agreed that the 'gots' weren't needed. I had no choice but to write a little note explaining why I had butcherd her homework.
</td></tr></table></td></tr></table></BLOCKQUOTE>Why would she ask you, of all people? And why would you correct her homework with a pen? Frankly I don't believe a word of it. You must have way too much spare time on your hands!
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Re: Should I correct a French teacher who teaches English ?

arrrrgh! could some kind person please sort my last post out, this forum is so broken with chrome.
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Re: Should I correct a French teacher who teaches English ?

@ H bucket

Who else is she going to ask ? What is wrong with a red pen ?
ner ner nee ner ner!!
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Re: Should I correct a French teacher who teaches English ?

Red pen is far too authoritarian, top down; you should use a non-judgemental and neutral colour. Remember you are there to help your child, not as a substitute for the teacher whose role is far beyond 'simple' teaching.
Maybe get her to do the exercise on a neutral piece of paper in future (just the answers) so they can be discussed without fouling up her class work or homework book. Or use a photocopy to work on then copy the work out.
Maybe, you should have sent the teacher the link to the British Council website that Norman quoted so that everyone is singing from the same hymn sheet rather from personal prejudices.
Note that these prejudices are defined by age; the average age of the contributors to this thread is about 100 so they have fairly 'old' and somewhat prescriptive ideas of what language is acceptable. "Got", for example is a young upstart for most posters who probably picked up their English from Masters who were aged anyway, and who thought that English was an extension of Latin.
And do be careful ALBF, your style will cause heart attacks in the cloistered reaches of the Dogdogne and we don't want that do we!!
Too thick for a PhD!
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Re: Should I correct a French teacher who teaches English ?

No, Wools, not heart attacks..........perhaps a sort of pitying toleranceSmile [:)]

N'allez pas trop vite - Proust
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Re: Should I correct a French teacher who teaches English ?

........ and a massive yawn.
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