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Post time 2018-2-8 14:22:48 |Display all floors
pnp Post time: 2018-2-8 12:44
"Chinese translations of original English texts should be banned from textbooks too."

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Not to worry;

In 2013, 40% of Chinese graduates completed their studies in a Stem (science, technology, engineering and maths) subject - more than twice the share of US graduates.

By 2030, China and India could account for more than 60% of the Stem graduates in major economies, compared with only 8% in Europe and 4% in the United States.

In the latest round of the OECD Pisa tests, the 10% most disadvantaged 15-year-olds in Shanghai scored higher in mathematics than the 10% most privileged 15-year-olds in the United States.

Perhaps tellingly, objections to the OECD's proposal for international comparisons between institutions of higher education did not come from Asia, but from countries like the United Kingdom and the United States.

Did they fear that their universities might not live up to their past reputations?

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Post time 2018-2-8 15:26:09 |Display all floors
pnp Post time: 2018-2-8 12:44
"Chinese translations of original English texts should be banned from textbooks too."

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Now this post is proof positive that you really are clueless even though you believe you know 101% of what you are talking about!!!

Of course, English teachers should NEVER be accompanied by "translators" to their classes. If that happens, please, blame it on the clueless and unprofessional local "professionals". I know it does sometimes happen but it is not common, not even in backward China!

A foreign teacher is seldom expected to know the language of his or her charges; in point of fact it is widely assumed that his or her inability to communicate in Chinese will force the learners to make a greater effort. Does it? That's a question but it does not have room to be discussed in the framework of this thread.

Please, recognise that the Chinese so-called "education" fails its patrons - the billions of children that have been educated since New China was born!

It fails them because it sets purely national academic objectives that are irrelevant to the subjects, for example English.

The first to need a thorough reeducation are the Chinese educators and then the teachers. To achieve this, most Chinese principals should be banned from interfering in teaching matters. The teachers should not have to defer to principals focused on winning provincial brownie points for meeting statistical pass rate and score goals. The teachers should get more power and be allowed to push their charges towards a practical way of learning English (and all other subjects too). The English teachers should set the criteria, not some obscure Party hacks that occupy education bureau armchairs.

Finally, the Chinese teachers should speak English competently and use it to teach their subject. English should be the medium of instruction in English classes. Not Chinese. The learners also should learn how to read for pleasure and to improve their education. English literature should be part of their syllabus at high school and up.

If Chinese teachers became competent to deliver as outlined above, there would be less demand for foreign teachers. Foreign teachers could specialise and concentrate on training future English teachers at Chinese normal colleges.

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