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seneca Post time: 2018-4-16 22:53
Xiong Binqi and Robert both are aliens talking about how children acquire a second language; Xiong ...

  By someone accounts, many Chinese kids start learning English at an early age , say, before five years old. And their Chinese parents are content to send their kids to  sought-after  English training schools to be taught by  foreign teachers at ages raning from ten to fiften, albeit the cost of attending such English classes is still high for many Chinese families. Case in point: a Chinese girl told me that her family had to fork over 2000 yuan for one-month training session.

  Yet at the heart of the issue is the quality of such training sessions. I have been told that the girl in question simply spent one month reciting  English expressions or  slang terms her Chinese teachers had found in American sitcoms or movies. Her teachers reportedly told her that it's critical for Chinese students to be able to talk like characters in such Hollywood movies.  Thus,  they have to learn  the English expressions they find in these movies.

  I beg to differ. Granted, a foreign English learner has to set out his or her  stall to learn how to talk like a native speaker. Yet there is no warrant for the assumption that a Chinese student could learn English by learning more slang terms from such American movies as claimed by some Chinese teachers.

I don't think American companies would hire you  simply because you are someone talking like a hoodlum or tearaway like robert.

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seneca Post time: 2018-4-16 22:53
Xiong Binqi and Robert both are aliens talking about how children acquire a second language; Xiong ...

y someone accounts, many Chinese kids start learning English at an early age , say, before five years old. And their Chinese parents are content to send their kids to  sought-after  English training schools to be taught by  foreign teachers at ages raning from ten to fiften, albeit the cost of attending such English classes is still high for many Chinese families. Case in point: a Chinese girl told me that her family had to fork over 2000 yuan for one-month training session.

  Yet at the heart of the issue is the quality of such training sessions. I have been told that the girl in question simply spent one month reciting  English expressions or  slang terms her Chinese teachers had found in American sitcoms or movies. Her teachers reportedly told her that it's critical for Chinese students to be able to talk like characters in such Hollywood movies.  Thus,  they have to learn  the English expressions they find in these movies.

  I beg to differ. Granted, a foreign English learner has to set out his or her  stall to learn how to talk like a native speaker. Yet there is no warrant for the assumption that a Chinese student could learn English by learning more slang terms from such American movies as claimed by some Chinese teachers.

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robert237 Post time: 2018-4-16 21:32
Thank you.

Such whining by a western propagandist ghost proves my point.

  When is your first novel  titled Dens of Crooks coming out? I hear it's based on your own personal life. A chiseller like you must have had  a lot of experience.

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robert237 Post time: 2018-4-16 11:51
There are several problems with Caucasian English teachers.
Hardly any of them speak or understand C ...

Caucasian teachers don't need paper qualifications,  they qualfy via the color of their skin, which Chinese parents and students love very much.

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12dream Post time: 2018-4-16 20:08
Such faking exercises / discoveries of bogus foreign lingo teachers in China should have been aired  ...

Simple answer to your question, because they are all white, despite not being native English speakers!  The color of their skin matters more to the Chinese than their Englih language skill!

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