It's possible to teach basic English, just as it's possible to teach basic math
Tall order indeed; It’s common knowledge that’s impossible to teach basic math skills to American kids at any age let alone Spanish in H.S, with few exceptions of course.
As tourists we are all mimes at times, our body parts do the talking for us, and how many of you actually studied that? LOL Part of the experience I suppose. To expect otherwise is just foolish or a sign of one being conceited. If that was my perception of some tourist on the street, I would have probably turned into New Yorker myself and simply ignore them.
I thought she was just trying to be honest not just talking about her dislikes.
Point being she came across as a stuck up B****. There’s a lot to criticize about Poland and normally I wouldn’t have a problem with it, just like any other place on earth there are good and bad aspects. Take graffiti for instance, I find it repulsive myself but considering where she’s from it’s not like it’s a totally alien concept to her or like she never sees it on a daily basis where she’s from, talking of the pot calling the kettle black, however lack of English is not one of those things. Like they say in US; this is Poland, now speak Polish.
Anyone that has had the honor of getting an education in the countryside wish to comment? Maybe they can't because they never had a chance to learn English :)
I did. You stereotype too much. I did travel to US and seen it for myself, mind you not just one isolated city but cost to cost.
We just don't care. Why should we adapt to others when we can expect others to adapt to us? :)
You hit the nail on the head, that’s exactly the expectation of your average Yank.