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When I lived in Sweden, my French teacher would show us a SWEDISH movie with SWEDISH subtitles and give us candy. I'm not even sure if my teacher could speak a single word French...

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Thank you for clarifying that Creole French is actual language. Saying that it's a slang language is a major insult.

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True Creole & French has a large impact on New Orleans accents overall. That's why we're able to pickup the language more easily. At least that's what my French teacher told me.

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38, Haiti doesn't speak slang they speak their French dialect but it's still a legitimate language. It's like the English and the Americans they're both speaking English but different dialects

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Sorry about that my original comment was just the part about French quarter of New Orleans, but I handed my phone to my husband when our son started screaming and asked him to hit validate for me, he added the last part to be an ass.

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Well, I learned Spanish countries in my Spanish class. I guess it can give the students an idea of where they could travel to use their French. ;)

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Once when I was in middle school a new kid was having trouble naming all 7 continents and our super strict teacher wouldn't move on until he did. We ended up whispering that Canada and Russia were continents and he said it while believing us. Our teacher then gave up on him for much of the year

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39- I assume you meant belief, and people have believed in god for thousands and thousands of years. I really doubt that its the reason that this generation is fucked up.

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Its not exactly just this generation, its laziness and getting priorities mixed up. Parents no longer think its their responsibility to teach children everyday things while teachers lack the abil

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Its not exactly just this generation, its laziness and getting priorities mixed up. Parents no longer think its their responsibility to teach children everyday things while teachers lack the freedom (and responsibility). It seems that everyone believes that instead of knowing things like doing your own taxes/billing/accounting, taking care of babies, cooking and sewing (which they took out of my school) and decided to replaced them with algebra and calculus. They do not teach about life and wha

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It is. It's because we've come to despise greatness. This generation wants to believe that being equal means being the same, and refuses to accept that some people are naturally gifted in ways others aren't. So we adopt policies such as 'no child left behind' and when these policies fail we lower the bar until all children are behind. There needs to be a fundamental and radical change in education, starting with the federal government backing out so that states can adapt their criteria to fit

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If only that was the case. But I believe they were being honest. I went to school with girls who asked "Are we the United States or America?"

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How are kids supposed to find out who the kinky freaks are without corporal punishment? Trial and error could lead to some embarrassing dates.

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Some of my English teachers did that (my first language is French), and those where the classes where I learned the most English.

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they just said their first language is not English. unless they now speak English everyday and are fluent i'd say you can let that one slide.

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I'm actually fluent in English and practice it everyday (I'm a translator). But since I don't usually make mistakes, I don't always take time to review what I wrote. ;) And I agree that confusing "were" and "where" is a horrible mistake!

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