Top-Down Processing Causes Confrontation On Australian Teacher Training Course
It has been reported that a number of trainee English teachers are currently barricaded in a classroom on the premises of Travel the world and lose yourself and find yourself and make money teaching English.com Academy in Perth, Western Australia.
The incident is believed to have arisen over one spoilt brat of a trainee questioning the concept of Top-Down processing as they were in “bl**dy Oz mate!” - suggesting that the “down under” geographical location of the course had an impact on how their future students would process both reading and listening tasks.
Several other gap year YOLO generation trainees took the side of their mate, known as “Dazza”,which is believed to be cool for the rather dull name Darren. “It escalated pretty quickly”, reported the lead trainer Mr. Rock. "One minute I'm trying to answer their questions and raise their awareness of the learning process, the next I'm being confronted by several youngsters with silly fringes and flip flops - including some who had rips in their jeans which were not the result of actual hard labour on their behalf."
The Director of Studies, Paul O' Johnson Peterson, shrugs his shoulders and reaches for another beer. “I’m not that bothered mate. We get these types all the time. Once their batteries die on their phones they’ll be out of there within about 30 seconds, I reckon. Anyway, they’ve only got four more hours of teaching input and then they each have their 15 minute teaching practice. Some of them are on the extended course which includes a culture week so we’ll teach ‘em to throw a boomerang and to make those dangling cork type hats you only see in films.”
As the sun set behind the Wallaballabongojumba mountain range, there were cries for a phone charger, hair gel and a selection of hummus wraps to be thrown through the window but currently neither side is admitting defeat.