Global EditionASIA 中文双语Français
Opinion
Home / Opinion / Forum Trends

Should English be removed from school curriculum?

njylgcgl.org | Updated: 2021-03-10 09:24
Share
Share - WeChat

Editor's note: Liu Weichao, a deputy to the NPC and principal of Changsha Yali Middle School, proposed that English classes be cut from the curriculum in the primary and middle school. Xu Jin, a member of the 13th National Committee of the CPPCC, said in a proposal English should be removed as a core subject for Chinese primary and secondary school students. Xu said English and other foreign languages should also not be included as compulsory subjects for the national college entrance exam. Should English be scrapped? Readers share their opinions.

Bloke

Definitely. Having English in the curriculum means every Chinese student wastes thousands of hours over 8-10 years studying a language only 10 percent of them can use well or will ever use. English courses should be optional and focus on communication skills that can be used rather than just on passing a test. There are also thousands of private language schools that proudly say they will help children pass an exam, not to use English with a foreigner, and parents waste money on those schools for a skill that is never used again. It's ludicrous.

High school students lead in heated tests and studies to prepare for the first biggest test in their life, the college entrance examinations, as shown in A Little Reunion , a hit TV series. [Photo provided to China Daily]
1 2 3 4 5 6 Next   >>|
Most Viewed in 24 Hours
China Views
Top
BACK TO THE TOP
English
Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349
FOLLOW US