Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Egyptian Teaches English

Asalamu Alaykom,

This very short cartoon captures pretty effectively how ineffective Egyptian teachers are at teaching English.  Though it's funny, it's very accurate.  


egyptchick7 said...

Very accurate? OMG!! This is why we need FLUENT bilingual teachers teaching English...

Anonymous said...

Assalamualaikum Sister.

Maybe we should not condemn the Egyptian teachers/non native English speakers in general(although its a reality, but we are commanded not to pick on other people flaws).I guess looking at the situation, if one has the opportunity for the best yes,that's great,else 2nd,3rd or 4th best is OK too.We also need to understand the fact why we want to learn English as 2nd language or learn it at all.

I have been in an International conferences, professors from Japan, Italy, India n etc presenting papers in almost non English sound of English language. But nobody laugh at them, many are still interested in learning from them. If only these professors excel in their English for communications, i'm sure many will be very very happy, yet this is also reality in life.

Take care and do not loose hope.

Yosra said...

Asalamu Alaykom EgyptChick,

I bet you totally get this and then some. The funny thing is that these teachers are "very much so sure" that they are "so so so good teaching".

Wa Alaykom Asalam GC,

I understand where you are coming from. I don't make fun of anyone doing their best to learn. However, the arrogance of the uninformed Egyptian English teacher is well known throughout the Arab world. It's Egyptians themselves who poke fun at this.

I do not and would not make fun of someone learned at a conference who needs to communicate yet struggles. I struggle in Arabic every single second I speak it. LOL! But I can laugh at myself about it. It's maybe best not to be too serious about language mistake. We all make them---especially as we learn a second or third language.

Thank you for being so sweet-hearted about it.

Love and Light!

Anonymous said...

Assalamualaikum again Sis Yosra.

I'm glad you make some clarification on this matter.I didn't know this 'arrogance attitude' of Egyptian English teacher ever existed/synonym. Things get viewed by different people at different perspective indeed.But i'm glad we work that out.
I cannot stand arrogance too,it has no place in this world :) May Allah guide those arrogance people,and guide me and you and every muslims to be a better muslim/muslimah in our everyday task.

Take care and of course a BIG HUG and CONGRATULATIONS for the new job offered.

GG/GC :)

Yosra said...

Wa Alaykom Asalam GC,

Thanks for the hug! I'm glad that we can say what we need to and still keep each other close.

Love and Light!