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Time to raise the bar for foreign English teachers?   [Copy link] 中文

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pnp Post time: 2016-6-27 18:12
Chinese teachers , even with English degrees, are not qualified to teach English.  They are poor i ...

And yet I have met a 14 year old Chinese kid who's homework paper was posed in English and covered questions on physics that would have scared a UK university graduate. He was not the first overly smart Chinese kid I have met. They must be learning from somebody and if it is learning by rote and being exam smart then it perhaps time we started emulating the learning techniques being used.
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They also need to upgrade the teaching materials, many English text books used in China contain basic errors.

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futsanglung Post time: 2016-6-28 11:12
They also need to upgrade the teaching materials, many English text books used in China contain basi ...

... and are far outdated.  The series of books we use have publishing dates of 1999 and 2009 but still has Germany divided into East and West, the UK using shillings, and Hong Kong as a British colony.
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fatdragon Post time: 2016-6-27 14:33
There is a danger in setting university degree standards as the measure of the potential English tea ...

The State Administration for Foreign Experts Affairs (SAFEA) is considering the requirement of foreign English language teachers to have an actual Chinese Teaching Certificate... the same one that Chinese teachers are required to have.
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