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Sunday, April 10, 2022

Sunday In House Gists - How A Teacher's English And Diction Affects The Child

 The Teachers role in your child's growing up process is VERY VERY important.....




If your child/children suddenly begin(s) to miss their tenses and only speak in the past tense,, sometimes the root cause is not so far off.... THE TEACHER!

I am in a group where there are about two teachers and they always correct peoples English unconsciously. One of them corrects everything to past tense and when i engaged her in a conversation ,she said all her pupils speak and write perfect English...... First off ,she has a factor interfering with her English .....

I barely understand her English when we chat or talk and the other day, she announced that she had won an award for best English teacher.


One posted test sheets that she was marking and i saw where she cancelled correctly written English and wrote what she knows to be correct by the side and i was shocked....She changed 'seen to see'' ..


Most of the pupils passed but she failed them because their good English is not known to her...


Many of you need to watch what your child is learning from the Teachers and know if its time to change school. My friends child speaks American English and she has never travelled out of Nigeria...She is influenced by the teachers diction...She said all the kids in that class speak like the teacher... They talk without mistakes and write almost perfectly.... still a learning process for them but they are learning well!!

Watch the way your child talks, pronounces words and even interacts!


Does anyone have any experience that matches this conversation? has your child's teacher been a good and positive influence on that child?

Seems like most of these schools employ cheap teachers...

I know we have Teachers here who might want to defend this post and they are welcome to do so!

Lets gist!

85 comments:

  1. That was how our economics teacher would ask after a student with "Where is her"?

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    1. Lol. Miss Ess🀣🀣.

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    2. The duster she's where?
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    3. Pearl 🀣 🀣 🀣 it is an all girls school, Morgan hahahahahaha

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    4. WHERE IS HER????????????????? HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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    5. Stella true hahahahahaha. We has to nickname him where is her. If he comes to the class and the board is not cleaned for his subject he would ask after the class captain with where is her? Once he asks, some students would reply him with "where is her".

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    6. True true the teacher did a bad job. Which one is "we has to".

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    7. This one off me

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  2. thanks allot Stella....data received πŸ‘Œ

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  3. Even English teachers speak terrible English these days, don't even bother about their writing, s(syntax and semantics). Then is it other subject teachers? OMG!!! Forget it.

    Please English is not about Americana accent o, at least we've all heard nasal/ ghetto American accents.

    It's about speaking articulately/clearly. If you dont speak articulately and your children's teacher doesn't, what do you expect?

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    1. English consists of pronunciation too; how you pronounce the words matter so please spare us.

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    2. Spare your self your empty headedness and ask someone to explain what 'articulate' and 'clearly' means in your local language.
      #iseedaftpeople

      Cheers.

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    3. 20.23 I guess you are seeing yourself πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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    4. 23:18 no I'm clearly seeing your hungryjoblessself 🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀑

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    5. When school refuse to pay teacher well...na the children go hear am! No be because your pikin never start to talk 'eskelebetiolebebe'instead of 'ouch'

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    6. 9.02 please keep looking in your mirror, you are still there, continue seeing biko πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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    7. Anon 20:23 so na yourself you write as "your self" and you open mouth dey call others daft? Wonders.

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  4. Children of today easy start speaking pudging English, and they hold onto it more than the queens English, even in the songs they hear, mostly in pudging.

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  5. I've been commended on how well I speak the English language. I even go the extra mile to teach my pupils phonics and a little transcription even though I am not their phonics teacher. They are often shocked when I transcribe without the use of a dictionary and when they check it in their dictionaries, it's usually correct. I also watch the Phonics teacher when she's teaching ans sometimes, her pronunciations are wrong but I don't correct her, I only correct my kids in my class. I was surprised when I showed her the phonics section of their English exam, pointing some mistakes in the options provided and she couldn't spot out the mistakes. I just moved on to something else.

    My kids at home are doing a good job in their spoken English because they've been exposed to cartoon channels and it has really helped them.

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    1. Twins squared , I think you should check your self. With this “ a shambles” that you wrote down there, you might be the one with the problem.

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  6. The truth is that if you employ any of todays "tweeter graduates" to teach your kids, be ready to read these in your kid's essays;
    LoL
    Lmfao
    I 8 rice
    lwkmd
    "weather" or not
    "wear" is it?
    "were" is it?

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    1. It's Twitter. I am in the mood for correction today🀣🀣.

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    2. Thanks Mark for the correction.
      There is a difference between a mistake and an accepted (wrong) diction.
      πŸ˜‚

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  7. False prophet ®10 April 2022 at 14:42

    I see alot of Nigerians failing and rewriting the IELTS exams, it's not uncommon. The countries system of education generally is in shambles.

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    1. False prophet ®10 April 2022 at 15:36

      Country

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    2. Country's system. False prophet I see you will also have a problem with IELTS. Lol.

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    3. "In shambles" is the right one.

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    4. False prophet ®10 April 2022 at 16:48

      I see you're late, I already made that correction.
      I saw the IELTS questionnaire to be a fair challenge. I got an 8 (very good) at just the first trial, and I didnt even burn the midnight oil for it.

      Does "A shambles" sound right in a sentence?? Huh Twins?

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    5. Mark why? 🀣🀣🀣🀣

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    6. It doesn't need to sound right, I had that same problem till my HOD back then corrected me and the dictionary is proof.

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    7. Twins squared, It’s “in shambles”.
      False prophet is correct.

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    8. False prophet, even your correction was wrong🀣🀣🀣. Like I said earlier, it's "Country's system" not countries or country like you corrected. I see you are unwilling to learn. 🀣🀣🀣 You got an 8?? Damn!! Who scored you??🀣🀣

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    9. False prophet ®10 April 2022 at 18:24

      Haha...

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    10. Google says "in shamebles" and "in a shambles" are both correct.

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    11. Lolzzz @ Who scored youπŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ˜‚

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    12. Twins squared is correct. When you mean being in a disorderly state, it's "a shambles."
      It's a grammatical expression, and should be used in the form it is stated as.
      A lot of these grammatical expressions do not sound right, so,a lot of people tend to correct them, which makes them wrong.

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    13. This Markmorgan sef, I hate that I like you. You can be annoyingly cute and funny.

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    14. It honestly shocks me when people say IELTS is hard. Like how? Was expecting the worse until i studied for it and wrote the exams. Anyone who paid attention to English Language in Primary and Secondary school should have no issues with IELTS. But alas, we live in a generation where people pay bribes for their children to pass WAEC and JAMB.

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  8. My son's teacher has a positve impact on him in terms of his pronunciations he will even be correcting us if we didn't pronounce some words well e.g Thursday, purse, teacher e.t.c. I wish this his present teacher will be the one to take him throughout his primary education. He's just in nursery 2 but he reads and write well for his age.

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  9. Sigh. My friend will always want me to spell almost everything for her and said her English teacher died while they are still learning in her class 🀣🀣🀣. It is well.

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  10. Amaka got a teaching job in a school. She went on a Monday. During the "interview", she was asked to help teach two other subjects. She said those subjects weren't her area of specialization and after some back and forth, she said,if the school provide textbooks, she could read them, search online for other materials and teach them. The female teacher in the office(they were three people there: the proprietress, the headmaster and a female teacher), told Amaka, "what is there in English that you can not add other subjects to it? Shebi it's just to give them words and opposite. Even me, I can teach the English sef."
    Amaka didn't respond. She later found out that this female, Biola, takes some learners after school lessons, organised by the school and she uses the H-factor when teaching English. One by one, the learners stopped the lesson and she had no student again. Biola teaches mathematics and business study in this school. According to Amaka, Biola barely has time for the kids, she is always going to the office under one excuse or the other. She could write an example on the board and leave the class, under the guise of getting marker and never come back till school is over,sometimes. But she is always wanting to know what other teachers are doing.
    A time came for the school to send out letters to parents, Amaka was called to help them draft the letter. When she was done, Biola, begun to find faults where there were none. Amaka had to patiently explain to her and left for her class. Off they went to type the letter.
    Next day before sending out the letters, the headmaster called Amaka to come help him read through the letter before it would be given to the learners. Lo and behold, it wasn't the letter Amaka drafted that was typed. Biola had changed some words, a few sentences, thus making the letter be filled with lots of errors.
    Amaka was angry but kept quiet and pointed out the errors to the H/M who said he observed same but didn't want to be forward that was why he called Amaka's attention.
    Amaka said, that was the last time she ever agreed to help out till she left the school before the term ended. Even when the idea of Press club was brought to her, she said, she knows nothing about it. Biola pronounces "down" as "dan", everytime she conducts the assembly. You hear, "up! dan!, sideways! backward! dan! up! forward! dan!" Teachers corrected her but she won't accept.

    I feel, school owners should not play sentiments or should I call it ignorance or favouritism when it comes to teachers and subjects because they endanger the lives of these kids.

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  11. That was how one teacher told my daughter that 'Titus' is a type of fish and marked her wrong for not writing fish as fishes in plural form.

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  12. I saw a teacher here write 'it all bulges down to'.. omor i took cover.You begin to wonder what these teachers teach their pupils/students.

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    1. 🀣🀣🀣

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    2. Saw it too. It should be 'boils down'

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    3. If I mention her name now, stella won't post it

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    4. Kai 🀣🀣🀣🀣

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    5. 🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣 as in ehnnnn, sometimes when I read their comments, I want to ask what kind of akara and ologidi schools they attended. Even the way they reason...πŸ˜‚ Teachers are gods.
      It's supposed to be one of the most honorable professions ever but dem just be like 9ja police.

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    6. 20.29 look at the person talking! Punctuation you no sabi, yet you are here feeling high and fly.

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  13. The ones in my compound, ewooo!!! You will hear 'daddy have come', 'they have take light' with very thick igbo accent. Those kids were born in Abuja oo. The worst part is that 6:30am, they are already on their way to school. Suffering the kids for nothing. I have never heard their parents try to correct their bad grammar.

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    1. Correct how? Do the parents speak any better???

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    2. very ridiculous who should they sound like? Grammar aspect aside. Even you when you go abroad and speak you will eventually know how thick your accent sounds. Intelligent people don't talk like this in 2022.

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    3. What is wrong with an Igbo accent?

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    4. 00.05 ask her very mumu talk. All these people feeling they can speak English let them come and go face likes of piers Morgan and co make we see how far shior.

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    5. You people can be so touchy 🀣🀣🀣🀣

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    6. 10:32 is not a matter of being touchy is correcting low mentality. You are from a Nigerian tribe live in Nigeria how should you sound? No matter how you fake it you cannot still sound American or British if your tongue don set. Bottom line low mentality of accent shaming should be dropped

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  14. Good afternoon BVs good afternoon Stella nwanyi oma. PA Am hailing from my ghetto
    I received my data
    Please English is a borrowed language for Nigerians again many teachers didn't study English ooo

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    1. That's the excuse of lazy people. Good afternoon @Luv girl🀣🀣.

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    2. My son started developing the igbo accent ( nothing wrong with that) pronouncing bedsheet as baysheet , Mary as merry and so on, I had to quickly look for a diction tutor .

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    3. So many people in Nigeria were taught by ancient teacher with mother tongue and didn't even know the English well but teaching it.
      So don't expect a snake give birth to eagle
      I don't see any laziness people here

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    4. Anon same with my cousin. The boy is yoruba and was just 5 but he started developing strong igbo accent, then always saying ewo! and Jeses!(Jesus) after every sentence or when someone speaks.

      They had to change his school immediately

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  15. That's why someone fired her nanny because her kids started calling stuff like Champagne "yampagne"

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    1. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  16. There is "no any " petrol in the gen πŸ˜‚πŸ€£

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  17. Not all English teachers are suitably qualified to teach English. In most Montessori schools, pupils and students are taught to speak English with an American accent, it doesn't matter if they mispronounce words. This is wrong.

    It also doesn't help that most teachers cannot articulate English words correctly. Words such as "foetus, " gullet", "amoeba", oesophagus" and "nasal" are not pronounced the way they are spelt. What if the Phonics teacher teaches his/her students how to pronounce these words correctly and the Biology teacher pronounces them wrongly while he/she is teaching the students? Situations like these arise and it makes the students confused.

    Everyone should learn how to enunciate words correctly. Because English isn't your mother tongue, doesn't mean you shouldn't make the slightest effort to speak it properly.

    English is a global language. If you study the origin of the language, you'd be happy to learn it. English has borrowed heavily from Arabic, Spanish, Italian and French. 60% of English words are derivatives of French. Every year, words from different languages are incorporated into the English language.

    English will take you places where your mother tongue won't. Chimamanda Adichie, Wole Soyinka, Chinua Achebe, etc attained worldwide fame because of English. Nigerians have an edge when it comes to working in the UK, the US, etc because of their knowledge of English.

    Most universities in non-English speaking countries are adopting English as their language of instruction. That's why you can go to some universities in China, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Ukraine, etc and study a course like medicine in English.

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  18. I’m an Igbo girl serving in Kogi state. So my accent always gives me away when I speak in their midst.
    I homeschool a jss1 student English language but I try my best to teach him with nice phonics.
    So far so good, the boy’s spoken English is still intact and the parents are happy with my job well doneπŸ™‚

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  19. Someone hissed in class. This teacher boldly asked "who said mchwess??" And worse, we weren't allowed to laugh. Laugh and see

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    1. my belle ooooπŸ˜…πŸ˜…

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    3. Hahahahaha...anon abeg leave me oh! You can imagine not being permitted to laugh to this.

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  20. @Annon 16:12 ... Let me help you out here. I am not ashamed to admit any mistake here . Your ITK, i guess is on another level. You can make a simple correction with love without those side snitches ok? Are you that perfect that you're here laughing at the so called "TEACHERS" ??? Phew!!! Anyways i have leanrt not take a lot of things to heart you hear??? So let's proceed with all the πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. Life in Naija don already hard let's not make it harder than it already is. Shalom !!!!! 😘😘😘

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    1. I'm not the anon o, but I don't think its ITK.
      Do better so you can impact better.
      A lot of you Nigerian teachers are so underwhelming and unimpressive.

      Even dressing sef na shuruwara.

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    2. 9.09 it's not nice when people mock others, you and the other anons up here should take note. You can correct people without being demeaning and also remember, what we sow we will one day reap.

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    3. 11:31 Get the fcuk lost!!!
      Do you know the difference between giving feedback and mocking?
      Obviously not.
      Ask someone to educate you instead of frothing rubbish desperately trying to sound holy and nice.
      Elenu yolomo yolomo.

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    4. Shalanga anon again, you need some honey in your life.

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