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

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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 think you are not exactly familiar with China's reality:

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

The "pick-up rate of foreign languages by Chinese is very, very poor because of antiquated teaching methods.

Bilingual education means your child learns some subjects in a second tongue other than the child's mother language. But does this happen in China? In kindergartens you do not "teach" a language. Still a language can be introduced as a medium of communication between the children and some adult and other children. When these children have acquired a certain foundation in the second language they can study books in the second language  from primary school on.

Although English is a mandatory academic subject at Chinese schools the competence of Chinese learners in English invariably is lackadaisical and their proficiency is very poor.

Bilingual instruction needs to be done without political interference; there should be no outside guidelines and parents complaining about the methods employed there which need to differ from the Chinese teaching method if they want to be successful.

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