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Should English be abolished in the college entrance exam in China?   [Copy link] 中文

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This post was edited by Sallywrj at 2017-1-15 14:08

English is one of the important subjects in China and it is also a subject that many students are afraid of. However,recent years many students and parents are arguing about should English be abolished or not.

Those think it should be abolished have 3 main reasons:

1.     Englis is overvalued today. Chinese is more important to our society and culture.

2.     Many students learn English just for examination. After that, they still cannot useit to communicate fluently with others.

3.     Many people do not use English anymore after their graduation.

How ever, some people think that we shouldn’t abolish English for the following reasons:

1.     English is either the official language or an official language in almost 60 sovereign states. It is the most commonly spoken language in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, Ireland, and New Zealand, and it is widelyspoken in some areas of the Caribbean, Africa, and South Asia. It is the third most common native language in the world, after Mandarin and Spanish. It is the most widely learned second language and is an official language of the United Nations, of the European Union, and of many other world and regional international organizations.

2.     English is beneficial in looking for a job because the world is strongly connected and English is useful in this situation.

3.     We can use English to get more information that we cannot reach with Chinese.


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This post was edited by Sallywrj at 2017-1-15 23:19

For me, it should not be abolished because English is really important in this globalized world. However I admit that it is a huge burden for some students to learn English well. So I think it will be better if the students can choose to learn English or not. And the  ones who pass the English can get a plus grade for their college entrance.

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Many students learn English just for examination.

Parents of today's students are a disgrace- and they were under the colonist system  

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English is the international language of business.
if you want to engage with the world outside China, English is the best way.

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Many parents and students.....?????  I do not think so.  Parents and students in China are desperate for success and future prosperity. No matter what a Chinese person's attitude to this, the fact remains that English is the international language and is thereby most valuable to learn. The rapidly growing middle class in China enables Chinese people more opportunities to travel and do business abroad. If they are to succeed or get the most out of a travelling experience, they should know a little English..... spoken English and not the rote learned grammar and vocabulary exercises that prevail in Chinese education.
English teacher and education adviser. China needs a teaching profession with less fear and more trust and honesty.

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I think the the world would be (or will be) a better place when there is only one language, or probably various dialects of the same language.

That language will probably be a mix of English-Chinese and some local languages, but in the end most people in the whole world should understand the same language (that they learn natively) at least to some degree.

The same way Mandarin is understood among most ethnic groups in China, although some older generations in more remote areas may falter somewhat. The same development should and will happen in global context.

This is why I think English should be in compulsory curriculum of every self-respecting country that does want to have an impact in building tomorrow's world, even for students that will not be needing the language after graduating. China certainly claims to be such country.

This is part of cultural evolution of human race.

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