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This post was edited by Ronny at 2012-1-12 08:12|
freetofly Post time: 2012-1-12 00:10
Since you are so sure that you know Chinese teachers better than me, I started to doubt myself.
I did not intend to say all Chinese teachers, but, from my unofficial and unintentional polling, there seems to be many that do teach English badly and many that harshly criticise for mistakes, others that prefer helping the students that are doing well, but not so much the ones in need of help. Some of the dialogues given to students contain poor English, poorly chosen words especially adjectives, and even poor grammar. I realise that practise with native speakers is not so easy to do, or do regularly, and I always suggest students to watch English movies, British or American( one movie can be watched until you understand every word spoken, and comprehend every situation), read novels( this is incredibly helpful), listen to music, the news etc etc, in other words, saturate yourself in English where ever possible.
By this I do not criticise all teachers or all schools.
My suggestion would be to standardise the English curriculum, teaching British English, with an inclusion of the American dialect. Advanced students could even have accent training if they wanted to specialize, though I find good English spoken with a Chinese accent easier on my ear than listening to a broad Australian accent or american accent. but the choice is and should be the students.
Again I state that I cannot talk for every school or every student, but the problems do exist, and no, I don't think it is just China, but we are after all speaking about China here, thus my comments about China.