Still aliveAugust 8, 2006 at 11:35 pm | Posted in Scotland | Leave a comment
…but no time to post anything. Had my second day of teacher training today and it feels already like the fifth day. I know the names of all our students: José, Gilles, Juan, Omar, Antonio, Lucia, Arancha, Pilar, Sylvie, Lorena, Anais, Liliana, Delia, Francisco and Pavel. As you can tell from the names, the majority of them is Spanish – and sometimes I’m really struggling to understand them. They’re all in the intermediate group (i.e. not the elementary group), and judging from them I find that Austrian and German English school teachers do their job quite well:-)))
Speaking about the tutors: They have never heard of or successfully ignore the Common European Framework of Reference and the five core skills as stipulated by CEFR: Spoken Interaction and Spoken Production are lumped together as Speaking.
I learned new acronyms: TTT vs. STT – STT should be maximised, TTT should be limited. Can you guess what this means? My TTT level is too high – I wasnt surprised.