I think there might have been a mess up when I responded to Jenn. I thought the prof was not speaking fluently, I didn;t know it was an accent. I know there's a difference between accent and fluency, however, I stand by what I said. I would not expect to be well understood if I taught a non-language course in Spanish at a Spanish school.. I took a Russian class and trust me, I know my non-english speaking is terrible! I can make fun of myself for it though, and I would never even apply for a teaching position in which I would be teaching in another language. I wish to go to Asia to teach ESL and there I am sure I will come to terms with the difficulty in teaching.
I'm sorry if I offended you. It is never my intention to come off as crass or ignorant. And I think I had in mind a particular type of teacher, for instance, one at my university who is from China and teaches statistics but cannot convey with his language skills what he means to English students. In fact, 80% of his classes usually fail or drop out and if they DO pass it's because they paid the special Stats tutor, who profits off the university's decision to give this guy tenure. Not even sure he did ESL before the job. Nothing against him, he's a genious and knows stats well but he shouldn't be teaching it in Atlantic Canada!