The French talk in class. Not quick and quiet whispering, but they have actual conversations in the back of the room. The worst is when they all show up in full force like in my marketing class. We have five French girls that sit in the back of the classroom and giggle, chit-chat and disrupt the class during the entire six hours of the day.
I don't understand it. I can't understand it. I won't understand it.
I know this is a bit of ridiculous ranting, but seriously - in the US if we talk in class the professors will actually tell you to leave (not ask- TELL). Three days ago in my marketing class, the French girls were up to it again, and the professor actually told them that she didn't mind if they talked, but if they would only talk more quietly. I think my mouth fell to the ground at that point. But then it got worse, when the professor went on to say that she UNDERSTOOD that her class might not be interesting to them, but they had to talk a little more quietly amongst themselves.
I mean what professor in their right mind tells her students that not only is ok to be disrespectful, but that they just need to do it more quietly! GAAAAAAH!
I mean, aren't they embarrassed at some level? I know I would be. If someone called me out in class and told me I was being disrespectful, I would stop immediately mostly out of embarrassment. But the girls in my class, just look the professors squarely in the eyes and glare at them like they are trying to say HOW DARE YOU SAY THAT I AM TALKING AND THAT I NEED TO DO IT MORE QUIETLY. It is the most insane thing ever.
It makes life very hard to concentrate, and it is a pet peeve of mine to say the least that makes me want to tear my hair out.