Saturday, September 11, 2010


I've been researching the teaching of history and civics to potential new citizens, and came upon this from the website of Hopelink Adult Education:
Practice dictation with your students. They will be required to write one or more dictated sentences. The writing does not have to be perfect but must demonstrate that the applicant has a comprehensible amount of writing skills.
A "comprehensible amount of writing skills?" Sheesh. Better test the copywriting staff at Hopelink first. The immigrants are probably already writing better than this -- after all, they've actually studied English.