Language In A Post WTO China • English is a key life skill for success in China post WTO accession • there are an estimated 300m plus people actively learning English in China at present. • there is a clear demographic shift in English ability: younger people generally speak better English than older people.
Language In A Post WTO China • English is becoming an increasingly important medium of education • many university courses in China are now taught in English. • Under the 10th 5 year plan, maths and science teaching in senior middle schools in major cities will be taught in English.
Language In A Post WTO China • English is being taught at much younger ages • in all schools from grade 3. • in schools in major cities from grade 1. • in private kindergartens.
Language In A Post WTO China • English, in the post WTO accession world, is essential for • Communication. • Co-operation. • Collaboration.
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Why focus on the Internet in China • Fastest growing PC Internet penetration in the world • 20 million current Internet users • 54 % more users each year
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