One thing I've learned living here in the expat community in Madrid, is that everyone has a bone to pick about the "proper" way to speak a language. In Madrid, English is an interesting concept, as discussed in my previous post. The English language teacher was in the process of evaluating English Teacher certification programs, so she could get on board with the " learn English from a native teacher "craze here, when our Spanish friend told her to go to the Vaughan System teacher certification program. – Yes, the Vaughn System is great and very popular here in Spain. "
She responded: Amigo, with all due respect,
He nodded: Oh no, I understand …
For those of you who are not familiar with the cultural bit here, Spanish in Spain is different from Spanish outside of Spain, just like British English is different from American English … and people in the expat community like to make sure that the general population is aware of that. But it does not stop there, French from France is also different from Canadian French.