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pgce interview stumping question

Discussion in 'Secondary' started by tree1212, May 6, 2011.

  1. just how do you make sure a student whom english isnt thier first language have the same opportunties as one that is a native english speaker?, im completely baffled by this, what do teachers who have a pupil like this do in this scenario?
    thanks
     
  2. AdmiralNelson

    AdmiralNelson New commenter

    In secondary schools, teaching exam classes at GCSE or A level (for example), an inability to speak English well will disqualify a candidate from achieving a good grade (or possibly ANY grade). It's not rocket science - these exams are designed to discriminate (in the correct sense of the word) and select the more able.
    Now in my school any GCSE class will have students with up to 20 different family languages - the only way they can communicate with their teachers & each other is through English. They know that - and often make great efforts to improve it. They do not need the sort of patronising **** offered here that a failure to speak English is OK and the teacher will compensate - they won't, and nor do the exams. Switched on students know the only way to get on is to speak & write good English.
     
  3. AdmiralNelson

    AdmiralNelson New commenter

    You won't get far in most (all) GCSE or A level exams by using 'PICTURES'. (sic)..!!!
     

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