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How do you think people should learn English? What do you think of the way most Chinese students learn English? Your suggestions?

I think the traditional way for students to learn English is unbalanced, exam-oriented, etc. Is there a way that can help students raise their cultural awareness while learning English? Are there other attractive curriculums or methods to help Chinese people learn English?

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    Jun 21 2012: May I suggest the following edits for your post?1) Your second question (in bold letters) should read: "What do you think of the way most Chinese students learn English?"2) Line 2 of your non-bold text should be: " . . . oriented, etc. Is there. . . ".3) Line 3 should be: "students raise their cultural awareness while learning English? Are there. . . ".4) Line 4 should be: " other attractive curriculums or methods to help Chinese students. . .".In my opinion the most efficient way of learning to communicate effectively using a language not your own is to communicate with people whose own language is the one you wish to learn. For example, a good way to learn English is to participate in TED conversations in English. Shay Shay!
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      Jun 23 2012: Your suggestions are very useful and I re-edit my questions : P Could you please tell me more about how to engage students participate in TED conversations in English? Thank you so much!
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        Jun 23 2012: Good job Shen! You still have a few corrections to do. You can use the exercise of finding them on your own. As for engaging others in TED conversations using English, I think you should simply continue to post candid, relevant questions and ideas. Thank you!
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          Jun 23 2012: I changed them again, please help me correct it if there's still mistakes. I think it will be a good lesson for me and my students.
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        Jun 24 2012: Sure Shen,
        In line 3 of your text change "English, is . . . " to "English? Are. . .".
        In line 4 change "Chinese to learn" to "Chinese people learn".
        Peace.
        Edward

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