20 Mar The World’s English Mania
The World’s English Mania.
This video was filmed in Feb, 2009 but it’s still very real and incredible.
“Jay Walker explains why billions of people around the world are trying to learn English. Including spine-tingling audio of Chinese students rehearsing English with sentences like – I don’t want to let my parents down!, I don’t ever want to let my country down!, Most importantly… I don’t want to let myself down!”.
Every corner of the world that I’ve been to in the past four years all I hear is how much the Chinese are buying everything, how they are impacting local and global economy either with their investments or with their cheaper products competing against local high end ones.
I can’t help it but think that the way they value English learning in their educational system (25% of their biggest exam is based on English performance) could have something to do with that.
I have only been to Hong Kong, can’t wait to spend some time in China and do some “Free English classes” there to see what it would be like.
For subtitles in English, go to: http://bit.ly/1Bu9bYY
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