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TGIF: Epic translation fail June 15, 2012

Posted by Jill (@bonnjill) in Fun stuff, TGIF.

I’m glad there are no videos of me teaching German out there. This poor woman…

Have a good weekend, everyone!


1. Catharine Cellier-Smart (Smart Translate) - June 15, 2012

Not so much an epic translation fail, as one of several common Korean pronunciation difficulties 😉

2. Cokelover - June 15, 2012

“This poor woman…”
So good of you to spread the word about her…

Jill (@bonnjill) - June 15, 2012

It’s called a “viral video.” If it’s on Facebook it means I am most certainly not the only one sharing it.

Cokelover - June 17, 2012

I know. That’s how “viral” works. Individuals spreading the word. One by one.

3. Simone - June 16, 2012

It’s not just this poor woman… soon, there’ll be some students roaming the world asking for *****. 😀

4. Craig Morris - June 16, 2012

Oh well, don’t we Americans who learn German say the weather is “schwul” (homosexual) when we mean “schwül” (hot and humid)? Epic vowel inability…

Jill (@bonnjill) - June 17, 2012

Absolutely. I remember that being a huge giggle-inducer among the cretins in my high school German class.

Dori Bralis (@doritweeting) - July 17, 2012

Of course, as students we are learning, therefore we can make mistakes, while the teachers monitor and facilitate our learning process. Teachers are exemplary role models. I hope, for the students’ sake, that someone informed this lady she needed more continuing education classes.

5. Jill (@bonnjill) - June 17, 2012

If she would say “a Coke” that would at least make it grammatically correct and not as questionable…

6. Cassy - June 23, 2012

She’s a poor english teacher. She sounded like a Korean.

7. Dori Bralis (@doritweeting) - July 17, 2012

When teaching ESL, I think it’s so important to stress English phonics rules and focus more practice on English sounds and the way they are articulated. Since there are tremendous phonological differences between some languages and English, effective teachers should aim to attain proficiency in phonics and grammar (just to name a few areas) in order to excel at teaching their students proper English.

8. christfc - August 11, 2012

its funny and of course some guy made this http://youtu.be/aW6BLNACAbU . Bad to be her.

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