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Are Chinese-English bilingual schools the future of primary education? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2017-9-27 15:55:57 |Display all floors
(Sino.uk) The UK's first bilingual English/Mandarin nursery school has expanded due to high demand.
Hatching Dragons, which launched in 2015, was the first nursery school in the UK to give children the chance to learn at a young age in both English and Mandarin.
It has recently launched its second school, in Richmond (West London). The first is located at the Barbican in Central London.
Apparently, Hatching Dragons has proved to be so popular that there are now plans for a third school in Canary Wharf (in East London) and a fourth in the heart of Central London in Westminster.

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Post time 2017-9-28 10:04:12 |Display all floors


The focus of this thread is too narrow It should be on BILINGUAL schools rather than on schools that teach in two national languages. After all, bilingual education has been a fact of life for hundreds of millions of children the world over for maybe a hundred years by now. The Chinese language is a late-comer to this market but it has also existed for decades in countries such as Singapore and Malaysia. In Europe, immigrant children can benefit from free lessons in their mother tongue if their embassy provides the teachers. Thus millions of Turks grow up bilingual.

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Post time 2017-9-28 11:10:12 |Display all floors
Good way of learning!

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Post time 2017-9-29 12:51:42 |Display all floors
To each its own !  Why? When a country is wealthy and doing well in many areas and the world reckons its usefulness ( biz wise ), parents, national leaders and biz folks would tend to raise the stakes to home in for benefits. Like in South East Asia, English lingo has played a major role for about a century due to its Empire crisscrossing the globe at that period, an era of Great Britain. Hence, there was always the tendency to pick English lingo as the first choice to study in schools, colleges and universities irrespective of whether the locations are overseas or locally based.

In China, being observed for more than 20 years, the rates of people / kids picking up foreign lingos are multiplying 10 folds at least whether in private or public schools ( including in overseas places and locally held ). So, there is nothing new in it although national culture  comes first, absolutely, to be proud where one belongs to ...!

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Post time 2017-9-29 16:23:01 |Display all floors
12dream Post time: 2017-9-29 12:51
To each its own !  Why? When a country is wealthy and doing well in many areas and the world reckons ...

I couldn't agree with you more. Another case in point is that Ireland has decided to include Mandarin Chinese as its final exam subject.

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Post time 2017-10-7 14:26:41 |Display all floors
ceciliazhang Post time: 2017-9-29 16:23
I couldn't agree with you more. Another case in point is that Ireland has decided to include Manda ...

  That's joke of the year. Baby, could u conceive other jokes like this one ?This forum needs people  who are pleased to yuck it up here.   

  I have to get some popcorn before  watching  the show called Late Night With ceciliazhang. Guys, give it up your host ceciliazhang and his amigo  Abudula Trump.

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Post time 2017-10-7 14:31:07 |Display all floors
it should have been " give it up to  your host ceciliazhang ."

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