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Chinese Language Forums - Chinese Etymology Institute • View topic - The Chinese is so damn hard

The Chinese is so damn hard

The Chinese is so damn hard

Postby moderator » Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:13 am

On April 23, 2008, Chinese Daily News (1588 Corporate Center Dr., Monterey Park, CA 91754) which is the largest circulated Chinese newspaper in the United States reported the annual conference of Chinese Language Association of USA Secondary-Elementary Schools, which was held in New York with over 700 teachers who teach the Chinese language. It reported three facts:

1. After the initial enthusiasm wears off, most American students drop out of a Chinese-learning program and never return.

2. One conference attendee reported that one parents spent 6,000 USD for their child to learn the Chinese language while the child learned only six Chinese characters, and she emphasized that this was not an isolated case.

3. That parents blamed not on their child but on the teaching method for this result.
The clip of the newspaper is available at http://www.chineseetymology.com/exhibite.php

太 多 的 家 長 , 也 太 冤 枉 了 吧 !
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Re: The Chinese is so damn hard

Postby papabear » Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:02 pm

There is another great article "Why Chinese Is So Damn Hard?" at

http://chineselanguageetymology.blogspo ... -hard.html
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