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How is English taught in China?


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How is English taught in China?

The education process in China begins early - from the age of two. From this age, kids begin to learn their native and foreign languages, culture, art. Educators and teachers are called laoshi here. How do the Chinese describe their laoshes?

  • S ympathetic - responsive, compassionate
  • E xacting - demanding
  • F riendly - friendly
  • O pen - frank, accessible
  • A pproachable - willingly going to a meeting
  • C onscientious - good faith
  • C onfident - confident
  • E fficient - skilled, skillful
  • T actful - diplomatic, delicate
  • S trict - strict.

Laoshi must maintain a good atmosphere in the classroom so that the knowledge he gives to young minds remains there. The atmosphere in the classroom is characterized as follows:

  • F riendly - friendly
  • N ot authoritarian - non-despotic
  • D ignified - decent
  • U ncomfortable - uncomfortable
  • E mbarrassing - embarrassing
  • Calm and quiet atmosphere - an atmosphere of peace and quiet
  • To let steam off - " let off steam"
  • To put fat in the fire - "add oil to the fire"
  • T o lose one's temper - " lose his temper / turpentine"
  • N ot to create tension - do not create tension
  • To be said in the heat of the moment - to be said in the heat of the moment .

After kindergarten, children go to a six-year primary school. The next stage is a three-year junior middle school. At the end of the nine-year stage of training, students will face the first serious exam - The senior High School Entrance Exam. If the exam is passed successfully, students go to Senior Secondary School, where they can choose one of two areas of study: Regular Senior Secondary Education (culture and science) and Secondary Vocational Schools (technical skills). Completing the training is the second serious exam, the results of which will be taken into account when entering higher educational institutions.

  • P rimary school - primary school
  • Junior middle school - junior high school
  • C ompulsory education - compulsory education
  • H igh school - high school
  • E ntrance exam - entrance exam
  • S enior secondary education - complete secondary education
  • V ocational school - vocational school, lyceum
  • T o swot up (on) - prepare / study hard before taking the test / exam
  • O ptional - optional
  • T o graduate - graduate from an educational institution.

How is English taught in China? The approach is the same as in most other countries - the focus is on studying grammar. Grammar again? Yes, she is, dear, without grammar anywhere. She is the foundation of all other aspects of learning English. Even in China, where, as it seems at first glance, everything is not the same as ours!

Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Kuban State University, Russia (World Economics); Westminster University (Business & Management).
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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