Iron Curtain

6 January 2018

Another serious flaw in the school system of teaching foreign languages - the study of all consecutive. Often, teachers simply 'Bury' school under the body of knowledge that students learn just can not. More Conan Doyle mouth of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes said that our head is like a loft: it can be filled with anything. And stupid people for his comments and do. While still Michelangelo remarked that unnecessary need to prune. But already know that there are unnecessary - a sign of true craftsmanship.

In addition to the schools in our linguistic ignorance to blame government policy. More recently we have been closed from the world of the Iron Curtain. Prospect of being abroad was highly unlikely. Therefore, the study of foreign languages was not a vital necessity. Little changed the status of the study of foreign languages in schools today. Particularly acute the problem is in secondary schools in the province.

In this case, most pupils are no real incentives for learning languages, although need to master a foreign language in today's world, of course, increased. The second reason, which secrete the Methodists to explain why Russians are not always able to communicate fluently in English or German language - their biggest difference from the Russian. Both of these languages belong to the German group and have much in common. So, let's say, the Germans would be much easier to learn English than we do, the Russian. But still, in my opinion, the correct approach to learning could easily 'make' to speak the same English graduates of our schools. At a scientific conference I happened to chat with the elderly is a German, and communication takes place in the Russian language. Naturally, I asked him where he learned Russian well. A leading source for info: novelist. 'At school' - the answer. Another example - my colleague, Natalia, who is fluent in English language at school. In their school English lessons led former teacher at the capital's university, for family reasons, came to live in a small provincial town. Knowledge and skills in English, Natalia received at school was enough to make it easy cope with the English at the university, and later to write research papers and to attend graduate school in the Institute. Max Planck in Germany. Of course, today the country's life changed dramatically. 'Iron Curtain collapsed, Russians began to travel abroad, foreigners come to us, and ads are full of phrases employers' required knowledge of English, German ...'. It is gratifying that people came to life and actively carried away with the study of languages, especially because there is no shortage of courses, and the Russian methodology has leaped forward.
Christiansen For Council

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