China’s new hot words
According to The Beijing News, the Ministry of Education said on its official website that parts of the reform and enrollment plan for gaokao, the national college entrance examination, have been made. The overall plan and the reform plan for gaokao will be introduced in the first half of next year. Most interestingly, English will not be a gaokao subject in the future. Instead, students can take English tests more than once each year. “Whether considering the world trend or personal development, the situation that foreign language is just as important as Chinese and math needs to be changed.”
They believe Chinese parents are willing to spend large sums so that their children can learn English and acquire an international perspective from an early age e.
CCTV reporter Su Yuting takes a closer look at the reform in Beijing and what the public thinks of the changes s. Some say the English testing system in China needs to change as it puts too much emphasis on high marks and ignores the development of student’s comprehensive language capabilities s.
Beijing education authorities started soliciting public opinion on Monday over a college entrance examination reform scheme that would downplay the role of English proficiency.
Zhao Minghui, 11, is picking up English words through making faces. As a fourth grader of a rural primary school in Laiyuan County, north China’s Hebei Province, Zhao, together with her classmates, is having a unique English class.
Students should pay more attention to using English, and not just consider it as an exam subject, amid changes to the National College English Test, education professionals said.
Wang Xuming, former spokesman for the Ministry of Education, called for abolishing English education for elementary students and enhanced content of Chinese in the curriculum.
Funds arrived at Thursday between California’s Central Valley School District and civil privileges groups will probably benefit about 1.5 million young children from immigrant families whose native language isn’t British.
BEIJING,Jan 9(net)–Senior police officers in Shanghai are taking English-language training courses to help them better deal with increasing numbers of foreign nationals in the city y. ?About 100 top-level officers from the city’s public security bureau and district bureau chiefs began their nine-month courses at the weekend d.