Question for other CHL Instructors

Discussion in 'Texas Concealed Handgun (CHL)' started by Seabear1500, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. Seabear1500

    Seabear1500 Active Member

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    I got a new question today. I had a potential student call who is slow with reading and speaking English. Luckily I can speak, read, and write in Spanish, so I could posibly write a translated test for him. I looked through the DPS website and a lot of information can be translated but not the actual Test. Anybody else ever dealt with this?:gotme:

    He is a US citizen and a Texas resident, so I see no reason he should not be afforded the same rights the rest of us have to get a CHL. It does however present some difficulties.

    Edited to change from "little" English to "slow" with English.
     


  2. okie556

    okie556 Well-Known

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    :hammerhead: Wow....I'm not an instructor so I'll refrain.....but have strong opinion on this one.
     
  3. DoubleActionCHL

    DoubleActionCHL Well-Known

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    The state of Texas says they will provide an interpreter, but I've never tried it. A gentleman with the same request called me last week. I was unable to find a Spanish-speaking instructor for him.
     
  4. txinvestigator

    txinvestigator TGT Addict

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    I will not allow the student to provide his/her own translator. Too easy to cheat.

    I speak English. If the student cannot comprehend the lessons, read the test and answer on his own, then he/she does not take my class; regardless of the reason.

    He/she may have a "right" to his CHL, but there is nothing that requires I disrupt the class and give special treatment for a student over a language barrier.
     
  5. okie556

    okie556 Well-Known

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    +1000.........That's what I was refraining from saying!
     
  6. Seabear1500

    Seabear1500 Active Member

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    I'm sure you do, everyone does. I said what I said because I know the details. This was not intended to start any kind of debate.
     
  7. Seabear1500

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    I agree, like I told him I could not teach a bi-lengual class. He understood and was not asking for one. I was merely wondering how it could be done or if it was possible. You know....the curiosity that killed the cat. :texas:
     
  8. Seabear1500

    Seabear1500 Active Member

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    Okie, I understand where you are coming from . This particular person was not asking for help or favors, he was more concerned with NOT slowing the class down. I appreciated his concern and therefore am checking the possibilities. I should reword my original post, he can speak , read and write English, he just said he was very slow at it.
     
  9. okie556

    okie556 Well-Known

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    :happy0001: Can definitely understand the "very slow" explanation and hope this works out for both of you.
     
  10. Maxpower

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    I can speak,read, and write German but I am very slow with it - so I can understand his problem
     

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