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Afroste



Joined: 21 Sep 2009
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:17 am    Post subject: China in comparison Reply with quote

I'm wondering if anyone has any input, advice, or just general discussion on teaching English in China compared to Germany or France.

I have narrowed it down to China, Germany, and France - have read a lot on each, but would love for more comments and even personal experience that can give me any more insight to people already out there in the field.

Thanks!
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sammy



Joined: 16 Sep 2009
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have brother and a friend who's teaching in china. they were both been there like two years now and all i can say is that they're both contented with their job and have manage to stay there until contracts end. i can't really tell much just based on what i have heard.
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nobleignoramus



Joined: 25 Dec 2009
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2009 3:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think Germany and China compare one way or another. Whereas Chinese students take compulsory English classes from middle school up, with very, very few actually ever mastering the language, Germans study it compulsorily, too, but with much more success, mainly because students are more autonomous and they choose their minors at high school and later, mirroring their interests - which the Chinese never seem to care about. The Chinese study to exams, with hardly any personal keenness on the subject matter itself. Considering that learning or studying in China essentially means memorising, rote-learning, you can't really expect them to become enthusiastic English majors. (Some do become enthusiasts, but in most other cases their enthusiasm is false).
At German Mittelschulen (high schools) students study English literature. Many study a second foreign language, including its literature. You will hardly find Chinese students familiar with the names of English novelists, no matter how good their English might be.
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