well, Herr Schulz is very good at latin (studied at Heidelberg Uni, which is the german equivalent of Oxbridge), but he's a rubbish teacher. <br /><br />we're not learning any grammar (finished learning grammar 3 and half years ago), but that's the problem really. i can't remember much of it
.<br />he's a very unfair teacher. most teachers are thrilled, when someone, who normally never participates in class, puts up their hand and tries to translate a difficult sentence - even if the translation is very bad. they then tell you what you did wrong and so you learn.<br />but Herr Schulz ignors all students he knows are rubbish at latin, like the only people in the class are the two or three people who are best. so in the end you're frustrated, and just sit there lesson after lesson, forgetting all the latin you ever learned.<br /><br />they don't have inspections here at the schools and i know that comlaining to the head teacher won't actually do much good. teachers here are state employees and can't be fired. there's a teacher at our school for example, who's always drunk (in class, too) , has been for the last 20 years he's been teaching here, and so far no one has been able to do anything against him. so not much change of getting rid of a teacher, who just hates people who have problems understanding what the dative and ablative are for
(well i know what they are for now luckily...).<br /><br />lol, but you're all right, i should just learn it on my own (well revise it all) and make sure i get a good mark in a test (that way he'd notice me and might let me translate something
).<br /><br />i got my end of year report today, with a grade 11 in latin ;D(which is a really good mark, like a B or B+ . 15 is like A star and anything 3 and below is a fail), even though i failed the translation in the exam, where i got a grade 2, my translation was a 10. a grade not easy to reach, when you've messed up the translation so much, that the text doesn't actually make much sense. <br />maybe he'll see this mark and think: "Emma, hmm... but she always used to fail my exams... maybe she's improved..."