With the rise of Chinese craze around the world, more than 60 countries have incorporated Chinese language teaching into their national education systems. For example, Ireland will include Chinese as a foreign language subject for university exams in 2020, and Russia will include Chinese as a subject for the “college entrance examination” in 2019. In Australia, Mandarin Chinese has become the second most spoken language. In the past, it was said that Chinese children can only find a way home by learning Chinese; but now, for different countries, learning Chinese and understanding Chinese has become a road worth looking forward to in the future. (Quick look at CCTV network)

From the perspective of an overseas Chinese/Chinese teacher. I have been teaching Chinese for ten years and I don’t know much about all overseas markets, but as far as I know about overseas situations, it is indeed increasing. The reason, of course, is to benefit from economic development. Everyone wants to interact with you or has to interact with you because of economic reasons. Language is a tool of communication, and naturally the demand for learning has increased. 2. From the perspective of teaching targets, in terms of primary and secondary schools, many countries have incorporated Chinese into their education systems. Although most areas are still elective courses, after all, they can only develop if they occupy a position first. I don’t know much about adult teaching in recent years, but because many friends and fbs are golden retrievers who can speak Chinese, so everyone is learning Chinese… I currently work in a public elementary school in Utah, USA After more than ten years of development, the Chinese immersion program has become a system and perfection, and it can be regarded as one of the largest Chinese teaching bases in the United States. Elementary school students learn English for half of the time from the first grade, and learn Chinese for half of the time (including other subjects in Chinese), and go to high school to take AP Chinese exams and get university credits. Naturally, it goes without saying that the children’s bilingual advantages are transformed into a multicultural perspective, which opens another window for future careers and lives. 3. From the perspective of teaching resources, the various existing resources are simply exploding, and the PD and certification training that can be participated in are also blooming. When I first started working ten years ago, I really didn’t have anything. Apart from some resources of Hanban, I had to do it myself most of the time from teaching aids to practice (although I still have to do it myself, but Much better than before). 4. Speaking of the international status of Chinese; I don’t know how to say it, anyway, I feel that no matter what the economic development is, Chinese is much more difficult than English. English becoming a world language is also closely related to the characteristics of its own language. . Finally, confess my profession and industry, love my language and the cultural heritage behind her, because it is true love, I can stick to it! I want to learn Chinese and send me a private message! (For foreigners who can understand the above, the hsk level is 5 anyway)


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5 months ago

In fact, there are also some pessimistic views. The status of Chinese in the world has not been improved equally with the improvement of China’s status in the world, but the influence of English has been further strengthened. First of all, on the issue of incorporating Chinese into the national education system of other countries. This refers to Chinese as a “optional compulsory subject”. It can be understood as “Foreign language is a compulsory subject for students in a country, and now students in this country can choose Chinese as a foreign language subject to learn.” In the example article, Russia included Chinese in the “College Entrance Examination” subject in 2019. This means that Russian students can choose Chinese as a foreign language subject for the test, rather than a compulsory subject. Under the same conditions, Russian has been an optional subject for the Chinese college entrance examination for many years. Russian, English, and Japanese are optional foreign languages ​​for the three college entrance examinations. Because English occupies most of the school’s resources, for most high schools, college entrance examination preparation English is a very cost-saving and efficient choice, which led to the majority of high school students’ foreign language subjects being English. At the beginning of 2018, the Ministry of Education issued the “General High School Curriculum Program and Chinese and Other Subject Curriculum Standards”. The new policy states: “Keep the original learning subjects, and add German, French and Spanish on the basis of English, Japanese, and Russian. “The Ministry of Education encourages qualified schools to open multiple foreign languages ​​to choose from. At the same time, education will uniformly compile teaching materials for newly added foreign languages. So far, China has included English, Russian, Japanese, German, French, and Spanish 6 foreign languages ​​into the national education system as optional compulsory subjects. Then back to the topic, why is there a view that the status of Chinese in the world has not been improved equally with the improvement of China’s status in the world, but the influence of English has been further strengthened? With the economic development of more and more third world countries around the world, the investment in education in various countries is increasing, the education system is gradually improved, and the conditions for countries to include foreign languages ​​in compulsory courses are becoming more and more mature. In the third world countries with a huge population base, almost all English has been included in the national education system, becoming the most chosen language among foreign language subjects. The population growth rate and population base of the third world countries have led to a rapid increase in the number of people learning English. Here is an example of China. From the resumption of the college entrance examination in 1977 to the present, the English penetration rate of Chinese students has exploded. From middle school to university, English has become an equally important subject as language, and even more attention is paid to language. As a populous country, China has played a very important role in the statistics of “Countries with English as the First Foreign Language”. According to statistics, more than 400 million people in China are learning English. The number of people learning English almost exceeds the national population of the OECD member countries. At the same time, with the increase of national power, China has become one of the most important countries in international trade. However, Chinese companies generally choose English as the language of international trade rather than intensify the use of Chinese. This has led to a large number of companies and individuals in other non-English speaking countries also The unified use of English to participate in international trade with China has finally made the position of English in international trade more and more stable.

5 months ago

With the improvement of China’s comprehensive strength, the use of Chinese overseas is also expanding, especially the use of Chinese in trade and exchanges with neighboring countries. China has not expanded its colonies overseas in modern times, so this influence is entirely based on economics. The number of Chinese speakers worldwide will reach its peak in recent years, and then it will begin a long downward trend, and gradually lose its influence as the number of speakers shrinks. If a person can speak two languages, both sides are included in the current Chinese in the third group in the world: the first group currently only has English dominates, and the second group includes French, Spanish, Russian, etc. At the same level as Chinese, there are Arabic and Hindi, which are also derived from poor and populous countries and use languages ​​whose mother tongue is the main population. It is difficult to “break the circle”. Due to the density of information in the English-speaking world… no language can challenge its position in the foreseeable future. With the popularization of English education in the third world countries, the status of English will become more stable in the future, and it will gradually form a strong strangulation of the mother tongue environment of other languages. This phenomenon has already occurred in many countries. In the Nordic countries, English is strong, including film and television dramas, video games, and the media. English is flooded. The next generation of people may not have English as their mother tongue. In the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia, the language of instruction in schools has completely switched to English, and a large amount of English cultural input can be exposed from an early age, and the native mother tongue environment is gradually broken. However, Chinese cannot achieve the above-mentioned abilities: the use environment is closed, and it is mainly circulated within China, even if Chinese people go out, they use foreign languages. There are no colonies/pre-colonies all over the world, no control of global cultural hegemony, and no large amount of knowledge accumulated by leading the three scientific and technological revolutions. And with the population decline brought about by the high-collar declining birthrate, it will also make the language even more difficult to go out, and completely fall into desperation. On the one hand, the number of native speakers is decreasing, and on the other hand, as the economy shrinks…the economic attractiveness is also declining, so these people who learn Chinese for money will naturally switch to English. What is the global status of Japanese in 1990? What is the status of Japanese now? It’s clear at a glance. Language is a direct manifestation of the rise and fall of strength.

5 months ago

It is certain that as my country’s comprehensive national strength increases, the influence of Chinese in the world is increasing day by day, but it is undeniable that in today’s world environment, the popularity of Chinese in the world is far from enough. Among the six common languages ​​of the United Nations today, English is used far more frequently than the other five. In the United Nations, the six common languages ​​include English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, and Arabic. Data shows that among the languages ​​used in the United Nations’ original documents, English documents account for almost 80%, French documents account for about 15%, and Spanish Chinese documents accounted for 4%, and the remaining Chinese, Russian, and Arabic documents together accounted for 1%. Nominally speaking, Chinese is one of the six common languages ​​of the United Nations, but the reference frequency of use shows that its name is not true. In addition, looking at the world, it is the common language of the United Nations, whether it is English, French or Spanish, the popularity in the world is second to none. There are 5 countries in Europe that use French as the official language, and as many as 21 African countries use French as the official language. There are 32 countries that use Spanish in the world. English is the official language of 45 countries, and one third of the world’s population speaks English. In contrast to Chinese, Chinese is only the official language of China and Singapore. Although Chinese is the most spoken language in the world, reaching 1.5 billion, except for Chinese, some Southeast Asian countries and overseas Chinese communities, it may be difficult to find another region or country that speaks Chinese. This has also created a huge disparity in the influence and status of other languages ​​such as Chinese and English in the world. Of course, there are also reasons for the difficulty of Chinese acquisition. In the ranking of the ten most difficult languages ​​in the world announced by the United Nations, Chinese tops the list, followed by Greek, and Arabic, which has always been considered the most difficult to learn, ranks third…Interestingly, in some other languages In the expression of, often use Chinese “kaishu” such as Romanian “Parca e Chineza!” means: it looks like Chinese! ; The Hebrew word “Nishima c’moh sinit!” means: This sounds like Chinese! The Serbian “To je za mene kineski” means: This is Chinese to me… It can be seen that people all over the world are not afraid of being dominated by Chinese at all. Of course, this does not include various dialects… Nevertheless, it is gratifying Yes, the influence of Chinese in the world is gradually increasing, more and more Chinese teaching institutions are established, more and more foreigners are actively learning Chinese, and more and more countries affirm the status of Chinese. This is the international recognition of Chinese, but it should not be our proud capital. To sum up, the respondent believes that the staged breakthroughs made by Chinese in the world today can be seen as the breakthrough of Chinese from 0 to 1. How to promote the development of Chinese from 1 to N in the world will need to be repeated in the future. Research and practice topics.

5 months ago

American AP (study college courses in high school), SAT (college entrance examination) all contain Chinese subjects. Each university has a Chinese department 100%. The high school decides whether to add Chinese subjects according to the local ethnicity and foreign population, such as the foreign language in San Diego, California The subject was Spanish, and Los Angeles was Chinese. My counselor didn’t figure out the situation, so he asked me to take the Chinese test, saying that I wouldn’t be admitted if I didn’t go to college. During the test, I watched Xiao Ming and Xiao Hong on the test paper give each other The other party held an umbrella, and from the headphones came the message that Xiao Ming and Xiao Hong were good friends. He almost laughed on the spot. The junior high school and elementary school were in China. So I don’t know about the foreign language subjects in American elementary and junior high schools, but I heard from college students. In other words, there are basically two types of Americans who are interested in Chinese as in high school. One is that they want to come to China for business, and the other is purely curiosity. The former has the highest proportion. When I was a Chinese tutor, all those who came to me for counseling I am a business student, because I am a marketing department, and I have had entrepreneurial experience in the past (although I failed, but I will try to get up) PS: I am a tutoring homework and pass on some extracurricular knowledge by the way, because I don’t have a teacher’s qualification certificate. I can’t teach directly. The most important thing is that I don’t have this ability. If I talk about status, I think it’s high. In California, it’s Spanish> Chinese> French> Japanese and Korean….., I have never been out of California. , I don’t know the situation in other states, but California, as the only afterfire of the lighthouse, is still representative

5 months ago

I used to be a Chinese volunteer in Australia for one year, and went to two schools every week to assist in teaching. There are ten students in the twelfth grade of my middle school class. Their motivations for learning Chinese are as follows: 1. The two Asian boys in the class chose Chinese courses because their parents required them to learn Chinese. One of the boys likes Japanese anime very much. I asked him why he didn’t choose Japanese. He said, “Grandma said, learn Japanese, and she beats me.” 2. A male student wanted to be a soldier in the future. He told me that he could speak Chinese. There may be better positions. 3. A female classmate wants to study abroad. She has already obtained a scholarship from the Chinese government, but it has not been possible because of the new crown epidemic. 4. The reason why the two domineering Australian girls learn Chinese is that they find Chinese very interesting, and they learn very well. One of the girls got the first place in the school in the ATAR exam. Her name and photo were printed on the school’s newspaper, honor book and memorial book. 5. Two relatively introverted girls said that they like Chinese and also like Chinese teachers very much. Their Chinese teachers are very good and professional (not me), and the class is very interesting. 6. Two girls with relatively poor grades spoke Chinese interestingly to me, and the teacher was also very good, but it was too difficult, they would work hard. Obviously, it was a very routine answer for the test-taking memorial. The Chinese teacher always complained to me about their laziness. According to students’ feedback, Chinese is a difficult subject in the ATAR test, so not many people choose the Chinese test. However, among the above ten students, 5 are A, 3 are B, and 2 are C. The specific results are unknown. This is considered to be very good in the subjects offered by the school. This school was also listed this year as a recommended school for Chinese as a non-native language teaching course by the local newspaper. Hearing from the teacher, the teaching supervisor was very happy.

5 months ago

The sun is shining, and you feel light and warm. This shining and feeling is also a process of [natural language communication or dialogue].
Similarly, the same is true for human abstract symbolic language communication and dialogue. You bring light, warmth, benefits, convenience, etc., and you are accepted.

5 months ago

Exhausting resources to follow the lower-level route and competing for the status of the international lingua franca in English is not worth the gain for the whole of China and the Chinese people, and it will only fatten the millions of people in the chain of interests. The real situation is shocking. What needs to be invested heavily is the field of production, education, research and scientific research productivity where Chinese is shrinking. When French was popular in Europe, it relied on France’s advanced science, exquisite art, and luxurious and magnificent court etiquette, instead of spending money to teach serfs from various countries to learn French. To achieve a position that matches China’s national strength, Chinese must gain a place in the field of science and technology as the primary productive force, and then expand into political, economic, and cultural fields. Like now, a large number of posters have spared no effort to teach civilians in various countries to learn Chinese. In addition to the artificial removal of language barriers, which facilitates the influx of legal and illegal immigrants, what are the benefits to China?

5 months ago

“The ultimate cause of all social changes and political changes should not be found in people’s minds, in people’s ever-increasing understanding of eternal truth and justice, but in changes in the mode of production and exchange; You should not search in the philosophy of the relevant era, but in the economy of the relevant era.” Of course, you can earn RMB because you learn Chinese. This is the same as the Chinese learning English. if not? Love Chinese culture? As for the status of Chinese in the world. Joint Statement between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of Japan (China-Japan Joint Statement) (3) The Government of the People’s Republic of China reaffirms that Taiwan is an inalienable part of the territory of the People’s Republic of China. The Japanese government fully understands and respects this position of the Chinese government, and insists on following the position of Article 8 of the Potsdam Proclamation. The terms of the Cairo Declaration shall be carried out and Japanese sovereignty shall be limited to the islands of Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, Shikoku and such minor islands as we determine. The terms of the Cairo Declaration shall be carried out and Japanese sovereignty shall be limited to the islands of Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, Shikoku and such minor islands as we determine. It should be limited to Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, Shikoku and the small islands that we decide. Do you see it? According to the Sino-Japanese joint statement, it is more than the Diaoyu Islands. Japan has no sovereignty over Okinawa (Ryukyu). No matter how many people study Japanese, it will not become the official language of the United Nations. Chinese is one of the official languages ​​of the United Nations. In other words, Chinese has the absolute right to interpret international law under the framework of the United Nations. This kind of interpretation power is the real status of Chinese, not how many people learn it.

5 months ago

Ideal situation: More and more foreign students come to China to study in China and are tortured to death by the Chinese level test. Many foreigners use various crooked accents to pay Chinese New Year greetings. The people of our country proudly communicate with foreigners in Chinese on the streets, speaking beautiful Chinese. The reality: few foreign students come to China. Except for the many African blacks, “Batie” blacks, Ukrainian wild models, and Vietnamese wives, not many foreigners came in. Russia, Japan, South Korea, and other national origins are not counted. I think there will be more people: Jewish businessmen. I understand now that a foreigner has a German surname. This is the same reason that there are Chinese businessmen everywhere in the world. It is a good thing that Chinese courses have become electives in many countries. But think about it from their perspective: an American student, learning Spanish French, German, Portuguese, and Portuguese is easy, and Chinese is also hard. The proportion of foreign language scores in the college entrance examination or other exams is not higher because Chinese is more difficult. , Then why learn Chinese? Because you want to play the original god? (Not to mention, this is the only effective cultural export in China right now) The general public does not care what changes in the international situation will have on their lives in the future. On the contrary, the influence of cultural export is far more important than the changes in the international situation. . It is true that the Jews have taken the lead in the changing world, and it is also related to the fact that they are mostly in the elite class. Just count two, Zuckerberg, Kushner, they all know how to do education. There is no need to over-interpret it. An additional Chinese course is a good face, but the ability to export Chinese culture has been thrown away by Japan and South Korea. Therefore, the proportion of foreigners in Japan and South Korea is far higher than that in China. This has led to no substantial changes in this phenomenon.

5 months ago

But there is no country like China that has sacrificed English to an unprecedented level. Primary, junior, high, high school and university all need English, and those who fail to pass the exam will be eliminated. Those who are admitted to a university or graduate with poor English are not eligible to study! After more than ten years of learning English, 99% of the people can’t use it, let alone use it. They are all dumb, so many people have been cheated. In fact, as the country has become stronger in many aspects, the international community must pay more and more attention to learning Chinese. It is a general trend. No matter whether it is difficult or not, whether you learn well or not, at least this awareness is established. As for In other words, it may take a relatively long time to become universal, standardize, and even include Chinese teaching in the basic education system. It is estimated that in the next few decades, the teaching of Chinese as a foreign language will become more and more popular, and there will be more job opportunities.

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