Accents in the classroom...
Okay... so I had a debate with a friend cause we were filling out teacher evaluations. I was being very blunt with my feelings, and I think I came off as a racist bitch.
Maybe I am... maybe I'm not.
So here's my question to you: What do you feel about a teacher with a HEAVY accent?
Unfortunately, one of my biggest requirement is a teacher has to have good English. At least in the US where the unofficial but somehow official language in the nation is English. All too often I've had brilliant teachers, but they can't articulate. My biggest problem is somebody with a HEAVY accent.
Sure, it's not there fault. But if I hear something wrong cause you can't speak, you don't deserve to be a teacher.
I can't stand it! I don't pay an arm and a leg to attend a class where the professor/TA who cannot speak English. I've had teachers with accents mumble the entire class. I've had teachers with such poor pronunciation that the entire class just stares in confusion at her on a daily basis. I've had teachers who fuck up pronunciation so badly that I half wanna laugh. [ex: everytime my teacher says "omega" he sounds like "oh my god."]
So maybe I'm too blunt. But do you guys feel the same way? What defines a good teacher for you? Are accents a problem for you?
Meh... maybe I'm so against this cause I know with practice you can break out of an accent. That's what my mommy did...