Results 1 to 10 of 37

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    goodstudent is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Singapore
      • Current Location:
      • Singapore
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    352
    Post Thanks / Like

    Who are the teachers

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello, goodstudent:

    (1) "Nitpick" is a verb that means to point out every little, unimportant mistake. I never nitpick. Why? Because I know

    that I also make mistakes in my posts, and usually the kind teachers here do not nitpick. They ignore my "minor"

    mistakes.

    (2) So I am not nitpicking by making the following observation:

    I noticed that in your post, you have consistently failed to capitalize "English." I think that I have read that in some

    languages, people do not capitalize the name of their language. (And they also do not capitalize the first-person pronoun

    "I"!) But if you do not capitalize "English," it is really noticable.

    OK, I had better stop writing before someone nitpicks this post.


    HAVE A NICE DAY!
    I do not know that I need to capitalize English until now. I will remember to do it in future.

    Why is TheParser not a teacher? Who are the teachers?

  2. #2
    david11's Avatar
    david11 is offline Senior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Tamil
      • Home Country:
      • India
      • Current Location:
      • India
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    588
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Does everyone knows what is ASAP?

    Quote Originally Posted by goodstudent View Post

    Why is TheParser not a teacher? Who are the teachers?
    He is not a teacher because he didn't choose to be a teacher or he didn't happen to be one but in my opinion, his responses to thread show that he is on par with any other teacher in this forum.

    There are lot of wonderful teachers in this forum like 5jj, Rover_KE, emrs2d2 etc

  3. #3
    5jj's Avatar
    5jj is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    28,167
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Does everyone knows what is ASAP?

    Quote Originally Posted by goodstudent View Post
    Why is TheParser not a teacher? Who are the teachers?
    This is the 'Ask a Teacher' forum. People who post questions here assume that anybody responding is a teacher. That is why we ask people who are not teachers to make this clear. Some of the non-teachers, TheParser for example, often post very helpful answers, and, unfortunately, some of the people who claim to be teachers post unhelpful answers.

    Generally, however, the system works. Non-teachers who make a point of following forum guidelines and admitting that they are not teachers show us that they are honest, and that their answers should not be accepted automatically. Members who visit the forum regularly soon get to know the 'not a teacher' members who can be trusted. If people who claim to be teachers regularly give unhelpful answers, we do ask them stop answering questions.

    Don't forget that some of the questions asked cannot be answered definitively. There is no 'Academy' to regulate English; sometimes even those of us who are native-speaking teachers can do little more than give our opinion. In such cases, a non-teacher's opinion may well be as valid as a teacher's.

  4. #4
    goodstudent is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Singapore
      • Current Location:
      • Singapore
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    352
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Does everyone knows what is ASAP?

    Does teacher means that they are a real teacher teaching English in real life?

    I have a suggestion, why not put the word "Teacher" under the username of teachers. For example, 5jj has the word Moderator under the username. If 5jj is a teacher, you can put 5jj, Teacher, Moderator

  5. #5
    emsr2d2's Avatar
    emsr2d2 is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    24,930
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Does everyone knows what is ASAP?

    Is it that important to you to know whether someone is teaching English as a profession? I only ask because there are non-teachers here whose grasp of the minutae of the English language, and their way of expressing it, is phenomenal. There are teachers (mostly native speakers and some non-native) whose knowledge and advice is occasionally less impressive or useful than that of the non-teachers.

    If you click the words "Member Info", two lines beneath a username you will find this information anyway. Yours says "Student or Learner", mine says "Teacher". I teach much less than I did when I worked in Madrid as a full-time English teacher but I still have students. I am more than well aware of the fact that quite frequently a non-teacher's answer is much better than mine.

  6. #6
    goodstudent is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Singapore
      • Current Location:
      • Singapore
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    352
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Does everyone knows what is ASAP?

    I am just curious about the word teacher only. I actually thought maybe someone has to pass through some test in this forum to become a forum teacher. As long as the answer helps, I am happy about it. I actually thought if someone is a teacher, they could just display Teacher . And if someone is a student, it could display Student, and anyone can also add the "Not a teacher" under the username, just like the word "Moderator", one look at it I will know it is a moderator. It will make the forum cleaner as there is no need to always repeat "not a teacher" all around the forum. Just a friendly feedback only, can ignore it, maybe I am the only one who is confused about this "not a teacher" thing.

  7. #7
    BobSmith is offline Senior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    902
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Does everyone knows what is ASAP?

    Quote Originally Posted by goodstudent View Post
    And if someone is a student, it could display Student, and anyone can also add the "Not a teacher" under the username, just like the word "Moderator", one look at it I will know it is a moderator. It will make the forum cleaner as there is no need to always repeat "not a teacher" all around the forum. Just a friendly feedback only, can ignore it, maybe I am the only one who is confused about this "not a teacher" thing.
    You are not the only one that thinks this is a good idea.

  8. #8
    konungursvia's Avatar
    konungursvia is offline Key Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • Canada
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    4,832
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Does everyone knows what is ASAP?

    Excellent point. Also, many teachers are not foreign-language teachers, but literature teachers -- and they know an awful lot about the language, though they may not have come across as many relevant strategies for EFL/ESL students to try.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Is it that important to you to know whether someone is teaching English as a profession? I only ask because there are non-teachers here whose grasp of the minutae of the English language, and their way of expressing it, is phenomenal. There are teachers (mostly native speakers and some non-native) whose knowledge and advice is occasionally less impressive or useful than that of the non-teachers.

    If you click the words "Member Info", two lines beneath a username you will find this information anyway. Yours says "Student or Learner", mine says "Teacher". I teach much less than I did when I worked in Madrid as a full-time English teacher but I still have students. I am more than well aware of the fact that quite frequently a non-teacher's answer is much better than mine.

  9. #9
    HanibalII is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Australia
      • Current Location:
      • Australia
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    470
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Does everyone knows what is ASAP?

    Just out of interest, where would a Pre-service teacher be listed in all of this? Technically speaking a Pre-service teacher is still a teacher...

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 19-Feb-2011, 06:52
  2. teachers course
    By fusionskatepunk in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 26-Nov-2008, 01:05
  3. Getting to know other teachers
    By dzineb in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 25-May-2008, 22:57
  4. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-Sep-2004, 22:24
  5. Teachers, please help
    By hmong04 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-Jul-2004, 01:05

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •