Attempting to explain and break down things to my German teacher is like I'm speaking to a brick wall. Nothing gets in! He doesn't comprehend any points that I am trying to make about his teaching skills, why his students argue with him, and why nobody really enjoys his class.
Here is the story. Last year we learned a lot in German and had the fun you'd expect from a language class: a food day, videos, interesting facts about the country, my teacher's experiences, and fun ways to learn the language not involving a god damned book to do work out of at all. Almost everyone passed his class.
Well he left to Austin this year due to his son and wife living there, and we got this new guy. So I am thinking we're going to have fun this year but learn some more in depth things about the country and learn more ways to have a conversation in German and learn harder words. Nope!
We're learning practically nothing about the country and all we do is book work about conjugations and other sh*t. Book work, book work, book work. And we learn practically nothing about the country of Germany itself. Hell, we learn more about his trips to Hong Kong to see his supposedly wealthy daughter than we do about the god damned country! Look, I understand we need to learn the language but at least try and make learning fun, like all of the other god damn language classes. And the problem is, we are not learning a thing... I can do a worksheet on how to write sentences in German, and barely understand what any of it means. We don't learn to speak anymore in that class, and we don't learn a thing.
The class is just useless now and I cannot get out of it. He gives us book work from a practice book, and he barely shows us how to do the work in it, then gets an attitude when we say something. Today he said a fellow complainer was bitching, yes bitching. And he gives us a list of 40 words, gives us a day to 'study and memorize' then he tests us on them the next day, 90% of the class fails, and he does not a thing about it. We explain to him, "Give us the words that will be on the test, give us a week to study, then test us" but he just makes up justifications as to why that would not work, tells whoever says that to shut their mouth, and/or says our argument is invalid. And basically if we try to explain things to him as to why we are not learning sh*t or having fun, he writes that off as complaining. Any explaination is complaining, bitching in his eyes basically.
We don't interact with each other anymore, we don't speak the language that much anymore, we don't understand what we're doing half the damn time, and he is just a joy killing douchebag too with his arrogance and boring-ness.
I tried to explain why nobody passed any quizes given and he said we should've memorized our vocab better. He tested us right after TG break and I said nobody studies over what is supposed to be a vacation. He said some sh*t like thanksgiving is just one day though, you can study on the other days.
I tried explaining everything to him, and he got none of it. I have a 70, a 53 just earlier today, in hid class but I have an A in every other god damned subject. Most of the class is either complaining or failing, yet he cannot take the hint. Just, I don't know what to do. Today he gave us a long ass project to do that is due in one day and needs to be done via computer. My laptop crashed, I have no time to do it at school, and I ain't doing it over Christmas break only to get 30 points put 20 to get deducted due to lateness and his pickiness.