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Teacher Joseph
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Remembering to say thankyou
Hi Everyone,

I am a teacher here on italki and like so many others, I spend a lot of time answering your questions about grammar etc here on the forum.

I have noticed that few of you take time to say thanks or  acknowledge that a reply has been given. 

Politeness is a huge part of English culture and I would like to kindly remind you that when you receive something free of charge (or even when you pay for something) it is important you take a moment to say thanks. 

Thank you.
Aug 29, 2016 10:15 PM
Comments · 16
Oh! Just to say, I disagree with Pedro Simões. I am from Brazil and me (and the majority people around me) have costume to say "thanks" any time: when you buy something, ask for some information, anyway, in so many ways in our day. In Internet is not different. Abraços! (Hugs... I guess, rs).
August 30, 2016

As an English teacher/trainee, I strongly agree that learning a target language is closely tied to learning of its culture. The issue of culture learning and teaching has been widely studied in the  field of Second Language Learning and Teaching over recent years. So I believe it's impossible to learn a language without learning about its people, culture, and values.

August 30, 2016
Ok, but maybe people just forget because they have other things to do
August 30, 2016

It's a huge part of ENGLISH culture, not of the culture of the country the guy who asked the question come from. In Brazil, for example, it's not rude not to say thank you when you pay for something in a store. The best (and perhaps the hardest) part of learning a language is to understand not everyone thinks like you do


August 29, 2016

Hello ,

Agree with you , Teachers need some motivation too :) .

Best regards .

August 29, 2016
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Teacher Joseph
Language Skills
Dutch, English, Spanish
Learning Language
Dutch, Spanish