Author: 茉莉儿

Should English be cancelled at GaoKao? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2017-3-10 02:17:36 |Display all floors
Chinese children spend way too much time indoors... studying. To learn and know another language besides one's own language is a good skill to have in today's ever expanding globalization. Chinese children learn Englsih for a very long time - albeit it is not taught very well - and an English language test should be in the gaokao. However, it should not weigh so heavily in the student's evaluation or test results.

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Post time 2017-3-11 16:32:42 |Display all floors
This post was edited by sfphoto at 2017-3-11 17:51
GhostBuster Post time: 2017-3-9 18:25
Generally in China, majority of Chinese do not need to speak English because it is not common for  ...

Japanese, S. Korean and Taiwanese students don't learn English and yet they all became the most technologically advanced economies in the world. The most technologically-advanced EU nations such as Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, Netherlands, Finland, Sweden and almost all the EU member-states are non-English speaking countries. Meanwhile, Spanish-speaking Latinos are the fastest growing ethnic group in the USA. So learning English is simply unnecessary unless one has to deal with foreigners on a daily basis in tourism, trade, diplomacy, etc. Instead, China should train highly-proficient English AND other foreign language speakers in those industries while translating all other technical literature into Chinese. In the 21st Century, China will be the leading nation in Science and Technology in the world and foreigners will need to learn Chinese to keep up with China, not the other way around.

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Post time 2017-3-12 20:38:30 |Display all floors
Who would vote for such a thing!?

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