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30 years' English craze in China   [Copy link] 中文

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Since the 1990s, the rapid expansion of English language training made it an emerging industry. Photo shows Yu Minhong, founder of New Oriental (an English training institution in China), teaches English the 1990s

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In the 21st century, people have higher requirements for practical English learning. Unsatisfied with "Exam-oriented English" and "Dumb English", some English learning methods that are different from traditional ones become popular. Photo shows thousands of students and their parents participating in the "Crazy English" training given by Li Yang in Tianjin People's Stadium, Aug. 20, 2003

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English study has lighted up some ordinary people's learning passion, and even changed their life. 50-year-old Zhao Fushun is a security guard in Heilongjiang Institute of Technology. He has learned English by himself for 30 years, and always helps college students practice oral English. He is an English star in the eyes of the students. Photo shows Zhao Fushun shows the English dictionaries he has preserved for 30 years.

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"To learn English at an early age", "Do not let children lose at the starting line", many parents in China will take English study in the first place when selecting extra-curricular activities. Photo shows children learning English phrases related to Olympics in Zhanlanlu Sub-district, Xicheng District, Beijing, Aug. 20, 2004.

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English study has been a national wide craze in China, leading to a highly competitive English training industry. Photo shows the opening of the "Sixth Beijing Foreign Language Festival" in Beijing Working People's Cultural Palace, Oct. 27, 2007. Nearly 60 foreign language training institutions carry out promotional activities s in the festival

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Post time 2013-12-29 13:24:58 |Display all floors
Nice pictures, the lady in the first frame has beautiful hand writing
Stan, you're holding a gun to God's head. I can't think of a metaphor that's better than this.

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Post time 2013-12-29 19:41:41 |Display all floors
I don't think eliminating English will solve the problems with Gaokao.

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