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Post time 2013-9-24 18:08:29 |Display all floors
Wang Xuming, former spokesman for the Ministry of Education, has reportedly given a call to cancel English language classes in primary schools in order to strengthen cultural education. This has sparked a public debate, with many people supporting his view and others opposing it. But learning the English language does not harm cultural education, says an article on gmw.cn. Excerpts:
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Post time 2013-9-24 18:31:35 |Display all floors
Completely eliminating the English language from curriculum in China would put Chinese students at a disadvantage to their Western peers. Most children in Western nations are (at the very least) bi-lingual. Even in the USA, it is becoming common for a student to speak both English and Spanish.  English is currently considered the "universal language". The problem isn't the English curriculum in China. The problem is that parents are putting unnecessary pressure on their children to be successful and are over emphasizing English. If Chinese parents would relax and let their children develop on their own, balance will be achieved.

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