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Ultima Online



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:00 pm    Post subject: Germany ESL ? Reply with quote

Suggestion / Wishlist: It would be good if you create a new category for German contributions can create. Twisted Evil

I have many topics from german territory here seen.


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unionjack
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 11:40 pm    Post subject: Germany Forum Reply with quote

Hello Ultima

Welcome to the forum

There are 64 topics on the "ESL in Western Europe" forum and only 3 of these refer to Germany; so that's less than 5%.

Space here is at a premium. Nevertheless, when there is a surge of topics about Germany, we will certainly consider it.

Thanks for your suggestion

UJ
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:29 am    Post subject: Re: Germany Forum Reply with quote

unionjack wrote:
Hello Ultima

Welcome to the forum

There are 64 topics on the "ESL in Western Europe" forum and only 3 of these refer to Germany; so that's less than 5%.

Space here is at a premium. Nevertheless, when there is a surge of topics about Germany, we will certainly consider it.

Thanks for your suggestion

UJ


Just because a topic is not as active as the others is not a very good reason to not have it listed. I'd venture to say the real reason Germany is overlooked here is probably the sadly still-prevalent anti-German attitude found in Britain. Germany remains one of the best-paying, most active ESL-markets of all times, even if it does not have the glamorous reputation of the (underpaid and overcrowded) markets of Spain, France and Italy or the "mysterious" reputation and attraction of the vastly underpaid Eastern European markets.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 3:42 pm    Post subject: Germany Reply with quote

Welcome to you too, LastBaron.

Your name gives a clue to where your sympathies lie.

What you say is maybe true of some of the older generation, in the UK, who were involved in the war against Germany or who had family killed but it doesn't apply to the younger generation. Personally, nowadays, I never hear anything said against Germany. Now, if you had said France, that would be a different story.

Nevertheless, this site is wholly owned by Jacob Peebles, an American, with headquarters based in America. The site is run in accordance with his wishes and I can assure you that he has no hangups about Germany and for that matter, nor do I.

You will agree that it would not be practical to have a forum for each country and so, one has to draw a line somewhere. China & Korea are more active than other countries, hence their own forums.

However, the case for a Germany Forum has not been justified.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Germany's unique, I'll give it that. But, it's certainly not the best paying. In fact it's actually one of the worst places in Europe to try to make a living teaching English. On that you can mostly blame the Brits lol. They're government has fought hard to make it almost impossible for most companies to hire qualified Americans or Aussies when there is a native EU English speaker around...

It's protectionism and it's very unamerican, but hey, that's not America. And in all fairness, the Brits hate everyone these days, not just the Germans Wink

The Western Europe forum would probably be ample for discussion, as many of the same companies and issues affect France and the low countries as well. Spain and Italy are oddball because their visa setups pretty much mean they'll only ever get backpackers from the UK and Ireland looking for something to do between A levels and Uni.

The best thing would be to invite your fellow teachers or colleagues to start using this site so that the traffic on it could actually support discussions.
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