The Chinese delegate proposed removing English as the main subject

The Chinese delegate proposed removing English as the main subject 5
The Chinese delegate proposed removing English as the main subject 5

During the annual meeting of China’s National People’s Congress in early March, Xu Jin, a member of the Central Committee of the Jiu San Party and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), proposed reducing the

Xu Jin believes that students’ time spent on English will not lead to corresponding results when working in the future.

Xu Jin proposed not to put English and other foreign languages on the same level as Chinese and Mathematics in the compulsory education program, thereby eliminating this subject from the university entrance exam.

In Xu Jin’s opinion, when English is no longer a mandatory subject, students can spend more time improving their skills in other fields such as music, sports, and art, while also focusing on

Many people agree that Chinese students spend a lot of time learning English but don’t really use it in life.

9th grade students, No. 1 Middle School, East China Normal University, participating in the April 2020 class.

However, some experts say the idea of eliminating English in compulsory education is unlikely to be accepted because China needs a global language to share views, technology and wisdom with the outside world.

Professor Shen Yi, Fudan University, said that English is not only a subject for compulsory education but also a part of China’s open-door policy.

Xiong Bingqi, Director of the 21st Century Education Research Institute in Beijing, also believes that Xu’s proposal is unlikely to be adopted by the Chinese government.

Previously, Chinese lawmakers proposed making physical education a core subject, equivalent to Math and Chinese, as a way to diversify the testing and evaluation mechanism of the country’s education program.

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