posted 11 Jun 2011, 22:39 by English Language Association of Catalonia
Why we are still losing it in translation
Elisabeth TaricaMay 30, 2011
USUALLY it's almost impossible to keep a group of six and seven-year-olds still, but today all it takes is colourful pictures of horses, goats, roosters and a black cat.
Teacher My Hoa Lam is speaking Mandarin at what seems a cracking pace, counting the legs of the pictured animals, firing questions that are easily understood and quickly answered by blond, blue-eyed children. (continued)