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Old 23-07-2013, 21:05
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Documentary on Channel 4 tonight about trying to teach immigrants to speak the English language.

Anyone else watching?
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Old 23-07-2013, 21:08
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Documentary on Channel 4 tonight about trying to teach immigrants to speak the English language.

Anyone else watching?
I am it's interesting. In many ways ex-pat British people can be just as bad.
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Old 23-07-2013, 21:09
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I am it's interesting. In many ways ex-pat British people can be just as bad.
Maybe the next series will be set in Spain with British ex-pats called "Why don't you speak Spanish?"
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Old 23-07-2013, 21:10
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This pub owner is unintelligible lol
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Old 23-07-2013, 21:12
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I love the "talk slow and loud" method.
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Old 23-07-2013, 21:13
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As the man said "it's a bit of a challenge in a week"!
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Old 23-07-2013, 21:16
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I love the "talk slow and loud" method.
Interesting idea for a program but I can't see how putting these people who speak to them as if they were 2 year olds is going to teach them English.

Not surprising that the guy from Colombia cannot understand the Northern Irish landlord.
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Old 23-07-2013, 21:24
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This Polish woman has a bit of an attitude...
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Old 23-07-2013, 21:27
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The Columbian guy Fabien is doing pretty well.
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Old 23-07-2013, 21:27
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I thought I was watching the 1970's sitcom Mind your Language
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Old 23-07-2013, 21:28
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I'm struggling to understand the pub landlord more than the Columbian guy
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Old 23-07-2013, 21:31
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"Teaching them English is repetitive and boring". Whaddya expect?
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Old 23-07-2013, 21:31
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I'm struggling to understand the pub landlord more than the Columbian guy
Really??

Its just an accent from Northern Ireland.
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Old 23-07-2013, 21:31
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I not really see how just talking at people is going to teach them anything...it's hard
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Old 23-07-2013, 21:32
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As if she thought she could just ask for a job without a CV.

Not liking this Agniezska. She seems very arrogant, argumentative, lazy and is unwilling to co-operate with her host.
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Old 23-07-2013, 21:32
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The Polish woman is taking the piss I think ,,,,,she seems to understand more than what she is pretending to
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Old 23-07-2013, 21:33
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Documentary on Channel 4 tonight about trying to teach immigrants to speak the English language.

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Can't watch it, I'll just get annoyed...enjoy
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Old 23-07-2013, 21:34
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I'm not sure what the point of this show is... is it to demonstrate that people who aren't language teachers are crap at teaching a language to adults?

I'm not sure if it's the English or the immigrants who are coming off looking worse.
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Old 23-07-2013, 21:34
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This Polish woman has a bit of an attitude...
The ones I work with in care usually do...
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Old 23-07-2013, 21:36
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I am it's interesting. In many ways ex-pat British people can be just as bad.
Why is it when British people go to live abroad they always call themselves ex-pats? Why are they not immigrants?
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Old 23-07-2013, 21:37
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The polish girl is so annoying. She seems very cold.
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Old 23-07-2013, 21:38
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This country has changed so much, English won't be needed in many communities
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Old 23-07-2013, 21:39
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Why is it when British people go to live abroad they always call themselves ex-pats? Why are they not immigrants?
Because we don't tend to go for the same reasons people come here.

We tend to emigrate for the sun or for a change, not to flee war etc
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Old 23-07-2013, 21:39
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Why is it when British people go to live abroad they always call themselves ex-pats? Why are they not immigrants?
A fair point - we just like to dress it up!
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Old 23-07-2013, 21:41
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The wee Chinese woman is cute
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