I have been teaching in some truly ancient buildings and some incredibly modern buildings equipped with an automated projector, built-in microphones and surround sound speakers.
Some of the language labs I have used are also quite impressive.
However, I find that the ancient buildings are much better in terms of architecture because they allow lots of natural lighting and air circulation.
Can you believe that many of the modern buildings have only a row of windows on one side of the room and several tiny ones, which cannot be opened, built into the top of the other end?
Now that it’s summer, the students flock into the room and immediately fling open the windows and turn on the ceiling fans, which unfortunately, are not Casablanca ceiling fans…
Of course, all of us, especially the boys, are all drenched in sweat because we have had to pound up 5-6 flights of stairs
The air-conditioning is centralized and it’s up to the administration to decide WHEN the air-conditioning can be turned on!
Since most of the administration are comfortably seated in cool, air-conditioned rooms, they have no idea what goes on elsewhere. In fact, they complain that it’s too cold!
Interestingly, I learn that these modern buildings are sponsored by big corporations.
I wonder if they know that their future employees are sweltering in their sponsored buildings?