"Je suis d'accord avec Stephen, mais aussi, nous pensons que l'espagnol est utile... il y a le mythe que l'espagnol est beaucoup plus facile et beaucoup plus utile...c'est aussi une raison qui explique que les chiffres dans les cours d'espagnol…"
"French teachers everywhere are fighting this battle. Guidance Counselors do promote other languages over French. Students do not see the language as being masculine. Teachers of other languages, notably Spanish, tell students exploring languages…"
I understand your situation completely as the GC encourage everyone to take Spanish (as well as the Spanish teachers who claim it is the ONLY language to take in the US) because it is easy. Yet, NONE of them are fluent in a second…"
"I found success in increasing the numbers by 38 percent because I made the language relevant to the ids. I specifically went after the boys since they believe that the language is too soft for males. In any case, I used a teaching method called…"
"Because of the budget cuts, I am very impressed that there will be so many bilingual classes next school year in NYC. I hope your marketing efforts continue to inprove the numbers of classes each year. I wonder how French fares in the NYC public…"
"Very good question...I think the majority of parents view language learning as a requirement for college and not as a gateway to peace and cultural understanding. A lot of the kids believe that as well, and since it is a requirement, they accept the…"
"Going into my second year of teaching French, it is my goal to uproot the belief that Spanish is easier and more useful than French(such a local rather than a big picture view-and part of the problemin the USA). I would hope that none of us promote…"