LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||25/NOV/2013 4:21 PM|
|Assunto:||Startup money - foreign language teaching in the U|
I read the posts on this topic, then I thought about the foreign language teaching offered at the US public education system ( K-12 ). In the US, foreign language teaching usually starts at the 7th grade and ends at the 12th grade. Students often register to take a foreign language, but it is optional. However, public school students hardly ever learn a foreign language just from the instruction given at the public school let alone acquire fluency in the chosen second language. If we considered the amount of tax dollars spent on each student, plus teacher experience and academic qualifications, classroom structure, availability of technological resources, books, etc. then US students should acquire some fluency in the languages they study from the instruction they receive at the American public education system. Another point I see is that in the public school system in the US you have non-natives teaching foreign languages to non-natives. Should I call that a ripoff of the public system against their own countrymen?
P.S.: In Brazil the foreign language system doesn't work either but our teacher don't have and won't have anytime soon the resources available to US teachers, and teachers wages paid in Brazil at the public school system don't even come close to the annual salaries paid to American teachers. But how come public school language teaching works in the most developed countries in Europe and it doesn't work in the US or Canada?
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