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Are overseas study tours worthwhile?   [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2017-8-1 14:11:58 |Display all floors
KKJasonjiang Post time: 2017-8-1 11:54
I think this is significant activity, it isn't only increase the childrens english level, but also  ...

Unfortunately, they did not learn English but more Chinese, especially overseas Chinese!
Had several occassions flew in same aircraft, just to learn that they could not pass the minimum English proficiency required!
That is the PLAIN PAIN TRUTH!

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foreignchinese Post time: 2017-8-1 06:53
They paid for their own fares. Our country send monkeys for study tours on our expense.

So called scholars did completed their studies but apparently did not return due to many reasons.

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senoritazhao Post time: 2017-8-1 10:17
I guess this phenomenon got viral on the Internet because China's middle class just started to boom  ...

China education system is lopsided. Emphasis is on results and score sheets out weigh anything else. Unfortunately, for most of the time, good grades do not match the integrity of the persons themselves.

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Regardless of nationality, a study trip to another country is invaluable. It widens a person's perspective and understanding of the world we live in; its geography and c=diverse cultures. It counters prejudice and boosts confidence. It opens up the real prospect of future travel experiences. It encourages and reinforces the study of languages and social studies.
For Chinese people a trip to another country is particularly important. The Chinese education system does not allow for initiative or personal experiences. A foreign trip rewards them, teaches them and is a vital part of their personal development. The experience of spending time in another country is never forgotten. If China wishes to continue expanding business throughout the world it must encourage early interaction and understanding of other cultures.
English teacher and education adviser. China needs a teaching profession with less fear and more trust and honesty.

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Post time 2017-8-1 19:12:35 |Display all floors
KKJasonjiang Post time: 2017-8-1 11:54
I think this is significant activity, it isn't only increase the childrens english level, but also  ...

Just for the short few days, after a rather long flight, they must be more tired than learning!
Further, if learning could be completed within short span of time, then school for over twelve years before taking the university matriculation examination should be abolished!

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Post time 2017-8-1 19:52:00 |Display all floors
Traveling is a great experience.
Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured. Mark Twain

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Post time 2017-8-2 10:32:40 |Display all floors
TedM Post time: 2017-8-1 18:21
Regardless of nationality, a study trip to another country is invaluable. It widens a person's persp ...

It is a sad fact that most overseas study tours turn out to be tours without the study. Charged an exorbitant price, the students are experiencing nothing more than sightseeing. The safety of the children can be not guaranteed given the slack supervision of the industry.

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