Hi, every one. This is the first time I come here. You can call me "Leo". I come from China. I want to improve my ability of English. I wonder if it is a suitable goal.
myarmy said:Thanks, shane, my countrymen.
I haven't come to the forum before and don't know the way it plays.
I'm interested in many aspects so we can talk about many objects such as finance, sports, computer and so on.
I'd likely to find friends here.
My, you know how to draw people out of themselves :wink:MW said:Leo:
"Professor, my English is so poor. How can I improve it?"
Read more - listen more - speak more. Remember?
Hopefully people on this forum will correct your Chinglish.
blacknomi said:Hi, all
Don't you think it's a trick set up by the government? China, Taiwan, perhaps Japan and Korean government claims that English is an international language and requests that everyone should learn it in order to make yourslef competitive in the labour market. What MW said, blame the government for irresponsible for providing its people with sufficient exposure to language environment. I have learned it for many years and I still don't get the government's intention at all. Why should students have to learn English in their lifetime,in the end, finding out English is not at all practical in their country? What a joke.
I think Chinlish is OK though as long as learners don't get cold feet when speaking English. I heard a student from ShangHai said even if she studies at the best senior high school, her English class is a nightmare. They have Chinese English teachers and foreign teachers. Students are all ears in any Chinese English teacher's class. And what would a foreigner's class be? Here is the classroom atmosphere.
Foreigner: Hi, Judy, how are you?
(Judy pretended to be a deaf and talked to her neighbors instead.)
(Student A was talking to Student B.)
(Student C, D, E, F, G, H were reading other books.)
(Student I was talking on the phone.)
(Student J was dozing off while Student K was in sound sleep.)
Foreigner: Well, it seems that Judy doesn't feel like answering my question, hm...I think she's just fine and maybe she went on a date last night but who knows...hm...let's ask Kevin. Kevin, where did you go last night?
Kevin pretended to be a deaf too.
Foreigner: (murmuring again and agian and again.) Class dismissed.
What did you watch on TV today?
What did you read today?
What DVD did you last watch?
myarmy said:Hi, every one. This is the first time I come here. You can call me "Leo". I come from China. I want to improve my ability of English. I wonder if it is a suitable goal.