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2017-09-17 | 分类:生活 | 评论:3人

Why are many Chinese people poor at speaking English, despite years of learning?

学了那么多年英语,为什么那么多中国人说不好英语

美版知乎quora网友的讨论:

译文来源:Quora中文网

Ted Li, studied at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology(香港科技大学的学生)
Answered May 24

This is an interesting question. I will answer from my experience. Hope this helps!

I grew up in China and have received English education since I was 6 years old. Not only was I taught English in school for 12 years but also I was taking English classes even on weekends 🙁 since I was 8 years old. (part of the reason why companies like New Oriental grew so fast in recent years), I consider myself as a very good English speaker.

The problem with English education in China is that almost everything taught in school is so exam-oriented. The textbook is very out-dated. Teachers are more focused on what will be tested in the exam instead of what will actually be used in real life. Speaking is definitely not included as part of the curriculum. The speaking test is optional in Gaokao at least in my province, which is pretty much a joke (You literally read a random English passage while being judged by someone who probably speaks worse English than you).

I have had native English teachers in primary school and high school but they only give 1 lesson per week and the content turned out to be mostly playing with the students, watching movies and in some cases teach cursing words (LOL, this is considered a way to interact with the student, sadly).

这个问题挺有趣的。我以个人经历来回答。希望对你有帮助!

我在中国长大,从6岁开始就开始学英语。

不仅学了12年的英语,而且周末还会参加英语补习课程。(这就是新东方英语培训迅速发展壮大的原因)

中国的英语教育的问题在于,学校教的都是为了考试。课程早就过时了。教师更关心的是考试会考什么内容,而不是真实生活中的英语。

口语并未纳入课程中,高考也不考口语,至少在我所在的省是如此。

小学和中学时,有英语外教,不过每周只有一课。

上课内容基本上就是与学生互动,观看电影。有时候就是教你骂脏话。

Lom Harshni, Indian writer living in China (生活在中国的印度作家
Answered May 3

Because…

It is a foreign language.
Chinese language is still quite impervious to external influences, unlike say in India, where many English words are part of our everyday conversations. Many of us would speak Hinglish, for example, rather than pure Hindi. This is true of many countries which have been colonised or have had a strong cultural interaction with another culture. In China you have words for everyday translated into Chinese, including one’s name!

Since everything is in Chinese, people just don’t have as many opportunities to speak it. Language needs an environment to practice in, simple. Many Chinese can read and write basic or intermediate English though. IN fact, in offices of foreign companies, one nowadays meets many youngsters with decent English speaking skills.

英语是外语。

中文仍然不受外部影响。

跟印度不一样,我们印度人每天的交流经常用到英语单词。

我们中许多人会说印地英语,而不是纯粹的印地语。

这些是那些曾经被殖民过的国家,或者与其他文化有着强大文化交流的国家的真实写照。

在中国,每个单词都被翻译成中文,包括人的名字!

由于一切都是用中文书写的,人们说英语的机会就不多了。

语言需要环境来培养的。

许多中国人会阅读,会书写简单的英语。

事实上,在外企的办公室,如今可以看到许多操着流利英语的年轻人。

JohnRich R. Levine, I aspire to write what I speak about
Answered May 10

Learning a language is HARD. As in H-A-R-D. Many Americans who were born and raised in America, are poor at speaking english. Did you hear me? Now you know why so many Chinese people are poor in speaking English. That right there is your answer.

Until and unless all of Americans or native english speakers speak the language well enough to be understood by the entire world, Chinese people who are poor in speaking english are fine. English is just a language. It is not knowledge.

English, like any language, is dynamic and keeps on evolving. The science behind that is called etymology. No one, I repeat NO ONE speaks perfect english. We can only approximate it and use what we learned of it to our greatest advantage.

So why are there many chinese people who are poor in speaking the english language? The same manner that native speakers are poor in speaking it despite being born into it.

What’s a wassup? Is that English? N’ya’ll.

Do you know how to say Kung hey fat soy, in english?

学一门语言是困难的。

正因如此,很多在美国出生长大的美国人,英语说得不好。

听到没?

你现在知道为什么许多中国人的英语说不好了吧。

先等所有美国人,或者英语为母语的人说得英语让全世界听得懂再说吧。

中国人说不好英语很正常。

英语只是一门语言,并非是一门学问。

跟其他语言一样,英语也是一直在演变中。背后的科学就是语源学。

没有谁能说完美的英语的

所以,为什么那么多中国人说不好英语?

道理类似说母语人士也说不好一样,尽管他们一出生就学英语。

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  1. Mr Xu
    Post:2017/09/25 17:08:44

    作为一个母语都学不好的人来说能学的会其他的语言吗

  2. Mr.liu
    Post:2017/11/14 15:22:05

    学的越多越发觉母语学不好,外语也很难学好的

  3. 999999
    Post:2018/02/03 15:02:23

    为什么你们不说汉语?

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