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

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Post time 2016-6-28 17:11:16 |Display all floors
BlondeAmber Post time: 2016-6-27 17:17
many schools are not even licenced to hire foreign teachers and hire the unqualified because the p ...

I think that should read "most schools" rather than "many". Chengdu has roughly 10 million residents but, the last time I checked, only 20 establishments had licenses to employ foreigners.
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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 ...

I was sent some past test papers from a student studying for her Gaokao, the usual 'read this and tick one of four answers'. The "correct" answers were also provided. Not only were some of the questions ambiguous or impossible to answer, but some of the "correct" answers were actually wrong! I understand her Chinese English teacher wrote the test papers. The student sent me the papers because she could see some were incorrect. Wouldn't you think the native English teachers would check them?

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Post time 2016-6-28 20:18:53 |Display all floors
Time to raise the bar on parents. Let them train and earn a certificate before they breed.

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pnp Post time: 2016-6-28 15:29
thats typical Chinese mentality, book or teacher cant be wrong, and so they learn all the wrong st ...

I will know when I am getting it right when the youngun questions the teacher and is correct.

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Laowai2? Post time: 2016-6-28 17:53
I was sent some past test papers from a student studying for her Gaokao, the usual 'read this and  ...

When I took my theory test for my Chinese driving licence one of the questions was " if your car is on fire where do you stand with the fire extinguisher to put it out? " the ""correct"" answer was " down wind", I was marked wrong for that one.

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Post time 2016-6-28 20:33:49 |Display all floors
Laowai2? Post time: 2016-6-28 17:53
I was sent some past test papers from a student studying for her Gaokao, the usual 'read this and  ...

Same applies to official signs in China, the Chinglish is bad and all they need to do is ask someone before going to print!

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