What this author so eloquently explains in her piece about learning a language, could be applied to every aspect of our lives. It resonates with me in many levels. Afterall, we are all learning to do LIFE.
Was there anything more uncomfortable than sitting in a classroom when you were 13?
Schoolroom chairs ready to be discarded. Photo Credit My heart goes out to some of my adult students… learning either English or Spanish.
I can see, no…I can feel, how uncomfortable they are, squeezing into those tiny chair/desk affairs that have been popular in schools in Spain for the last twenty years.
Teaching in private language academies in Spain, I have had to watch all stratas of society deal with the ‘classroom furniture ‘ provided by the Director of the School, who had never had to actually sit in this furniture herself for a whole hour, EVER!
Hybrid chair/desks Photo credit I have seen grown men with beer guts trying to manouevre themselves self-consciously into these contraptions. I had to look away.
I have seen pregnant women discreetly attempting not to harm their unborn…
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