Are Children Language Learning Robots: Pressure and Students Learning of English

By | October 8, 2007

Year after year, the local newspapers raise the same questions as this raised by the China Post article published on April 18th, 2005…

According to a recent poll, a vast majority of students feel immense
pressure to learn English.

The survey, organized by the People First Party caucus in the Taipei
City Council, polled 1,180 fifth and sixth graders about their reasons
for learning English. Eighty-eighty percent responded that they felt
intense pressure to learn the language while 84 percent studied
English at cram schools outside of their regular schoolwork.

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/i_latestdetail.asp?id=27713

Actually, this plays very nicely, albeit somewhat late!, into the
discussion of students learning of English… and their exam
performance.

Are we placing too much emphasis on ‘traditional’ learning methods, at
the expense of creating a positive environment for children to learn
English?

For more discussion of this, please visit here and here where there’s been quite lively discussion of these issues.

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Kenneth

狄克森美語的教學理念是:


在上兒童美語班幼兒美語班的孩子,在生活上可以自由運用的美語,在聽ˋ讀ˋ寫ˋ

講各方面有自然及平衡的發展.你可以看到學生的寫作,口語報告影片,照片,

教育期刊. 這個網站同時提供一些有趣的英文故事書.