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My Polish Teacher's attitude


deea 1 | 3  
30 Oct 2007 /  #1
I've just started learning Polish. I think it is a great language. I would love to speak it fluently. It's just one thing setting my back. My teacher's attitude towards my country is very strange. She began complaining about Romania during the class. As a Romanian I feel quite offended to listen her negative opinions in a class I'm paying. Need some advice about how to handle the situation. Thanks!
krysia 23 | 3,057  
30 Oct 2007 /  #2
She as a teacher shouldn't be saying that and she needs to be told about it either by you (if you are brave enough) or by higher authority. It can also be an annonimous note to her stating that some people are offended by her speaking negatively about Romania.
OP deea 1 | 3  
30 Oct 2007 /  #3
Thanks Krysia!

How do I tell her to shut up without offending her? Her opinion about Romania and Romanins is already negative. I do not want to be the one that make it worse.
telefonitika  
30 Oct 2007 /  #4
i would just mention that her comments and opinions are causing an offense failing that speak to the head of the department about it
dtaylor 9 | 823  
30 Oct 2007 /  #5
How do I tell her to shut uo without offending her?

why would you not want to offend her? simply put, she has offended you, and your paying her. i would stub it in the bud. politely remind her that she is your language teaching, and not a teacher off eastern european class systems.
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
30 Oct 2007 /  #6
why would you not want to offend her?

Fully agree.
Put the teacher in line. Complain to her superiors.
OP deea 1 | 3  
30 Oct 2007 /  #7
I you are right! I am paying her and not cheap! Thanks
nauczyciel  
30 Oct 2007 /  #8
i'd say ask her this question> "just how much do you hate Romanian people?"

let her stick her foot in her mouth and then let her know you are Romanian.

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OP deea 1 | 3  
30 Oct 2007 /  #9
I will take some action. That is for sure. But I must be very polite. Because there are only 3 Polish teachers in Romania, and she is the only one in Bucharest. See my problem?
Michal - | 1,865  
30 Oct 2007 /  #10
ut the teacher in line. Complain to her superiors.

Why do you say that, Pole/ In Moscow the Poles hated the English! They never had a single good word to say about them. Churchill sold us to Stalin-I never heard the end of it. And now? Isn't it interesting how all these Poles today change their stories and where are they living? Only in Canada, America, England, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and many other similar Muslim countries where Arabic is also the first language!
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
30 Oct 2007 /  #11
I don't understand your point.r
Harry  
30 Oct 2007 /  #12
Just ask her to teach you lots of vocabulary connected with racism: racist, bigot, prejudice, nationalist, small minded, etc. Then ask her to explain how to talk about a nation and say something like "Tell me what you think about Romania".
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
30 Oct 2007 /  #13
That's a great one!
isthatu 3 | 1,164  
2 Nov 2007 /  #14
Why is she teaching in a country she hates so much? Seems like a weird sick n twisted woman to me,get her sacked,Im sure she isnt the only Pole in Romania ,if she and the other 2 you mention are,just learn online for a bit. Who needs the hassle of a bigot as a teacher.
UKGUY 3 | 87  
10 Nov 2007 /  #15
Polish people don't like Romanians. They see them as extra competition in a time when the labour market is completely dominated by polish immigrants
plodski  
1 Dec 2007 /  #16
I've just started learning Polish. I think it is a great language. I would love to speak it fluently. It's just one thing setting my back. My teacher's attitude towards my country is very strange. She began complaining about Romania during the class. As a Romanian I feel quite offended to listen her negative opinions in a class I'm paying. Need some advice about how to handle the situation. Thanks!

Tell her to come and see how the Polish behave in London and the UK!! That will shut her up!:)
polishcanuck 7 | 462  
1 Dec 2007 /  #17
In Poland, Romanians are often labeled as being "cyganie" (gypsies/roma) and are usually associated as being thieves/robbers. This is probably why she is very negative towards your country.

You have to tell her in private to stop (be nice and gentle) and if that doesn't help do to the principal of the school.
Filios1 8 | 1,336  
1 Dec 2007 /  #18
Tell her to come and see how the Polish behave in London and the UK!! That will shut her up!:)

You poor, demented man
gdj67 15 | 154  
1 Dec 2007 /  #19
Polish people don't like Romanians. They see them as extra competition in a time when the labour market is completely dominated by polish immigrants

eeer how shall I put this politely - BOLLOCKS!

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