The Teaching of English in China

@xinxin (28)
March 22, 2007 8:38am CST
In the actural teaching of English of secondary schools, due to the influences of the exam-oriented education and finite ability of individuals, some teachers focused on words, phrases and reciting lessons and grammar, while ignores the knowledge of related cutural background. but language, in its on right, is a culture and i think that languadge and culture are inextricably linked. Suppose that a person learning English without Knowing the knowledge of western cultural background, in that way, he or she wound inevitably get troubled in communication. To make it successfully, there is a need for the combination of the teaching of English language and cultural knowledge. Otherwise, it will unavoidably lead to an miscommunication. Therefore, China should attach importance to the teaching of culture, allowing students to pay attention to the cultural differences between East and West.
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@oarnamav (2708)
• India
22 Mar 07
What you are saying is not completly correct but in my opinion a culture should not be any type of hurdle in learning of any language as such. This all can be imagined and learnt by reading the literature in that perticular language I think. Of course the teachers must be competant enough to guide you inthis field is another necessary part. All the best from oarnamav.
@xinxin (28)
• China
23 Mar 07
I think cultural background is rucial. As a Chinese, learning Japanese is much easier than English or other language from European, because there is a degree of resemblance between China and Japan.