May I can interrupt this spat to get back to the original subject?
Today at our monthly lunch with my three English students, I asked them about their schooling in the Spanish language – grammar, spelling, writing and literature. . They said they had received no Spanish language instruction in high school or college – English, yes, but not Spanish. One took an elective literature class in high school. They had been required to do very little writing in school.
They admitted that their writing and spelling (accents and v / b) skills were poor, although each felt his grammar was good. They have near zero knowledge of Spanish literature.
These are bright guys. One has already graduated from college with a degree in computer science; one is second in his fourth year class in medical school; and the other one is a final year student in veterinary school.
(This post was edited by Rolly on Mar 18, 2012, 5:12 PM)
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(Veteran) on Mar 18, 2012, 5:12 PM