I tried to tell my students that Google Translate gives them bad translations; they don’t believe me. One kid argued with me. I think they think I’m trying to trick them.
I’m not going to tolerate machine translations in homework this year, like I did last year. I’m done with the benefit of the doubt.
I honestly don’t know what’s wrong with these people. It’s so much easier to cooperate and just learn language, but so few people (at all levels) choose to do it. It’s much harder, and much more stressful to operate under standard procedure, which is to zone out in class, don’t take notes, never practice, complete homework to finish (rather than learn), block out the target language by speaking English, and then cramming for quizzes and tests.
You’d think they’d want to become Spanish speakers… I mean, this is their chance…
Another video after this; then three syllabuses, five class websites. Guh.