Thursday, May 6, 2010

A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You

Theory of Accumulated Linguistic Competence

This states that in any language classroom, the Teacher's Linguistic Competence [TLC] will rise or fall in inverse proportion to that of their Students [SLC], such that the total Accumulated Linguistic Competence [ALC] from which teacher and students can draw at any one time will always remain static.

Year 1
You're Juan, aren't you?
Sorry, I no understand nothing.

Year 2
You're engineer, Juan. Yes, no?
Yes, and you're supposed to be my teacher, aren't you?

Year 3
You're coming tomorrow, aren't you, Juan?
Yes, no?

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