Bad English by English tutors?

India
April 23, 2009 12:34am CST
Today along with my newspaper I recieved a flier from a company that had classes to help you improve your English.As I read through their ad, I was shocked.Let me explain why.This is EXACTLY what was printed on the ad,"Two month is enough to make u an Englih Expert". Alright they messed up the two monthS ARE part, and they spelt you as u.But promising to improve your English when they didn't even spell English right?How bad can that be? Have you ever seen such contradictory ads before?Please share your experience if you have.:D Also feel free to comment on this.
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8 responses
@berrys (865)
• Singapore
23 Apr 09
true they have misspelled words but in some cases they do it to attract customers it may not necessarily be the brightest way but hey it did get your attention and they could have been mimicking people who couldn't speak English properly. nevertheless I'm sure they did it just for illustration purposes. in my opinion you cant criticism it that much until you go to the center yourself cause you do not know for whatever reasons did they print it out. it maybe an outrage to you but think about the customers that might think that it was a clever way to get you to read their add. cheers mate
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• India
23 Apr 09
What you say could be true.But an evidence of sarcasm may have helped them better. But is catching your attention through a negative light better than catching it through a positive way.
• India
23 Apr 09
Maybe the words 'negative' and 'positive' aren't the words that actually describe the situation.
@viga01 (28)
• United States
23 Apr 09
Although I'm certainly not perfect when it comes to grammar, I can't stand to see such mistakes. Especially ones as egregarious as that. I don't mind seeing errors in letters, or other personal communications, or a forum such as this. This is just regular people talking, and much like speech, we are bound to make errors all the time. When the item of interest is presented by someone portending to be a professional, especially a professional in writing or English, such errors are simply inexcusable.
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@mommaj (22773)
• United States
23 Apr 09
There is irony for you! I actually had the experience of walking into my daughter's Kindergarten classroom before reading time. On the board was a sentence that was the day's motto and it actually had the word has for have or vice versa. Their was a substitute that day so I asked the teacher if she had written the motto and she said no it was the substitute's idea. All I could say was thank goodness because before you teach my child to read I would like her to know everyday correct grammar.
• India
23 Apr 09
When teachers use wrong English,it can really make an impact on your kids.When I was about that age and I believe this to be the case of most other kids,I used to believe that whatever the teacher said was correct, even when I was informed by others that it wasn't.The teacher is like...uhm because I don't have better words, "A-know-it-all" to kids that age.
@mommaj (22773)
• United States
23 Apr 09
EXACTLY. If I correct my daughter it is "but the teacher said...". Gotta love'em. It should be mandatory that proper English is wrote and spoke in kindergarten. Kindergarten is where the children learn how to read and write now. So, shouldn't they be doing it correctly?
• India
23 Apr 09
Lol yes.That innocence is what sets them apart. You really can't be sure wether a Teacher knows good English or not.It could also be an accident.All of us make mistakes and we can't expect the teachers to do any less.
• Australia
23 Apr 09
Lol! That is hilarious! I personally haven't ever noticed spelling errors before! I might scan it again!
• India
23 Apr 09
Lol.Good Luck finding spelling mistakes.:D
• Indonesia
24 Apr 09
Perhaps you are right. I am also working as teacher. I teach math. There is a teacher in the place i work, do not mean to look him down, he keep asking me some question that he can not answered it for his student. According to me, this habits is really can not be tolerate. I don't ever see he prepared himself before teaching. He keeps reading novel. I hope that he could change his bad habits so that his teacher will be satisfied of what he is teaching.
• Canada
24 Apr 09
That's horrible!! How do they expect to teach anyone else English with those kind of skills?!?!?! They would be the last people I would go to. I would feel bad for anyone that went to them. Think of all the people that don't know any better signing up with them and paying all that money (it doesn't matter how much they charge it's TOO much!!) then all you get out of it is skills that are far worse then the ones you went in with.
@mzj033y (185)
• United States
23 Apr 09
They should double check on themselves before they sent out those flyers. Now no one will trust their company. They can't even spell themselves and they are looking to improve other people's english. They must be insane. It's hard to believe that there is such flyers out there. They are a company, wouldn't other co-workers suspect the wrong spelling in this flyer. I am shocked that no one figure this out and let it fly out in public. They won't have business and this can be gauranteed.
@Drumman (305)
• United States
23 Apr 09
It's a test! Now the company knows that whoever comes in for English help REALLY needs it.