''If it makes them feel good then great???''....are you having a laugh!..Whats great about cheating!
Nothing, but we're not the ones paying our wages. If they want to cheat, then it's their choice. You'll find that much more experienced teachers than you regard cheating in private schools as being nothing more than amusing - if they want to cheat, it's only themselves that they're cheating. Certainly, I don't think anyone regards 'CALLAN METHOD STAGE 9' certificate as being actually worth anything, or indeed having any integrity whatsoever.
These same people GET qualifications...these same people GET jobs due to these qualifications...these same people are usually the incompetent people that we all often complain about on here!
Who are these people? I certainly haven't had any issues with people that have specific qualifications to do certain jobs. The only problems I've had here is with unskilled jobs, such as ticket inspectors. But relating to your own experience - what use is a certificate from a language school in the real world? Even the Polish civil service demands the FCE as the standard - private language school certificates mean nothing.
Sometimes I look at a doctor and ''man!.. are you a real doctor ...or did you cheat at medical school!''....
How do you do this, bearing in mind that you don't speak the language? I'd be very careful before slandering the medical profession in Poland, given that they often do an excellent job with a lack of resources. Or are you judging them on the basis that they don't speak English, like so many stereotypical ex-pats?
some of these people even become teachers...and so the cheating culture goes round and round!!!
Actually, this is where your ignorance is shining through. It's actually arguable that as many teachers coming through nowadays tried all the different ways to cheat, then it's much harder for the children to cheat in school. But the problem with the system here is not the teachers, but the system itself - there simply are no effective sanctions towards someone that's cheated. But that's a matter for the Ministry of Education.
Certainly no teacher with any integrity whatsoever would wilingly allow students to cheat. What's the point, when they can't influence the external exams?
''they are paying cutomers and have the right to cheat![/b]''...oh give me a break...do you really want this country to be based on and around cheaters!..I think not!
You really don't get it, do you? Private education in a language school is a business, not a vocation. In business, you pay for what you expect - and as private language teachers, it's our job to make people believe they can use the language. How they use it is entirely up to them - if they want to cheat, then it's their choice, because they're cheating no-one but themselves. They'll be found out quite quickly anyway, so why are you bothered about it?
And what you and I think does matter....teaching is a privilege and an honour...private school or not...its not acceptable!
A privilege and an honour? Are you living in cloud cuckoo land? Given the lack of job security and poor working conditions in many schools, it's certainly not an honour or a privilege. Even if you view it as that - you should be looking at why people are paying your wages. They're paying you to keep students happy - and if they have to cheat to be happy, then it's not an issue.
The individual could be the next President.....Poland has enough problems with the current one...hmmm wonder why!
They had problems with Kwaśniewski, they had problems with Wałęsa, they had problems with Jaruzelski. Having a problem with the President is a common issue in Poland, and you can trace this right back to the start of the 2nd Polish Republic.
Anyway, Kaczyński wasn't voted for on the basis of his qualifications, so your argument is rather moot.
Hey delphiandomine please go ahead and bury your head in the sand...but in my remaining 2 years I'll be damned if I don't try and change this!
Feel free, but you're not going to get much of a favourable reaction. You don't understand the culture, you haven't lived here for long and you're frankly acting like the stereotypical ex-pat who can't get his Full English Breakfast when on holiday.
Cheating is deeply ingrained in the national identity. For better or for worse, it's accepted in Poland and while Western/Northern Europeans might see it as alien and strange and unacceptable - it's perfectly fine for the Poles. Leave them to it - it's their culture, not ours.
I can't help but think that you're looking at this from the point of view of a Brit who can't accept other people's failings but are willing to ignore his own country's failings. For instance...
Nonsense...I'm sorry if this hurts but it IS part of Polish culture....Football
Ah, because Poland is completely alone in having cheated in the past at football. No British born player has ever cheated, of course not. I mean, Glenn Hoddle never said anything about disabled people being punished for their sins or anything, did he? Course not.
Ahaaaa...Haven't you heard about the mysterious case of ballots going missing in Glenrothes after a very dubious by-election win by Labour, or the postal voting corruption associated with Labour in several places? The Polish electoral system is rather sound, as far as I know.
Goes on everywhere. The Skye Bridge is a rather famous example.
Government Benefits etc!
Because people never
falsely claim benefits in the UK, do they? 800 million pounds was the last figure for benefit fraud in the UK. And that's merely the ones detected.
....but Cheating in schools is the worse..,....the cycle will never stop unless you stop it at the source..Polish schools!
Why don't you complain to the Ministry of Education, then? Funnily enough, cheating in UK schools is much more difficult and punished much more severely - yet we have exactly the same cheating culture as Poland. Why, Mr Social Scientist?
Hey thats nothing....the ''NEW FCE'' exam was being distributed outside the British Council Warsaw the day BEFORE the actual exam for 100zl!!!...this is being investigated as i type by the ''Never cheat'' police!
The exam was taken a day before in Columbia, South America...and some clever sod faxed it over to Poland and made a killing!
That's a problem with the British Council and Cambridge, nothing else. If they were stupid enough to not schedule the exam at the same time everywhere, then what do they really expect? Are you seriously telling me that Brits wouldn't sell an exam the day before if they could? Of course they would.
Perhaps you should live here for a lot longer before trying to change the way of living.