Uruguay

Right now I’m browsing some of the schools in the Global ESL directory. The best thing about wanting to teach in a country where you know the local language is being able to navigate some of these sites. Right now I’m looking at schools in Uruguay, and every school I looked at was in Spanish. What’s funny, to me, is that sometimes English is interspersed in these websites, like so:

In Company English Courses

Acceda a los esquemas de capacitación individuales o colectivos más flexibles y profesionales, adaptados a las necesidades puntuales de su empresa y conducidos por los docentes con mejor formación del país.

In Company English Coaching

Optimice la comunicación de su empresa con un experto en inglés a su servicio durante la jornada laboral. Nuestro coach le brindará apoyo en traducciones, call conferences, correspondencia diaria y capacitación específica.

or this, for as part of a description of a class:

Conversation Classes for Teachers
¿Cuáles son las características del curso?
El curso consiste principalmente en la práctica oral del inglés bajo la supervisión de un docente oriundo del Reino Unido. Se integran lectura y escritura en forma natural con el propósito de estimular la práctica oral del idioma.

I think this is funny. The sad thing, from looking at the rest of this website, this particular school would be ok to teach at…were I British.

The 3rd school I’m looking at has an English and Spanish website, but when I looked at the English site, it consists of 3 very short webpages, whereas the Spanish site has course descriptions, a “Who we are?” page, etc., so if I actually want to get a feel of the school, the courses they offer, etc, I gotta read the Spanish.

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~ by Revé on February 5, 2010.

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