Factors that Affect Elementary English Education in China in the 21st Century
Keywords:primary education, English language, English language teaching, dialects, China
With the development of globalization in the 21st century, English has gradually become one of the main tools for communication between countries and people in the world. With the increasing use and importance of the language, English education is becoming more necessary and experiencing development in China. Since it is believed that younger children have a stronger ability to learn new languages, English instruction in primary schools, is essential for students to become fluent in this language. However, in the past decade, primary school English instruction has been facing some difficulties, including the imbalance of English education quality in different regions caused by economic development, the barrier of learning English pronunciation brought by dialects in different parts of China, and the negative impact of excessive after-school tutoring institutions on the quality of English teaching in schools. These challenges hinder the development of English education.
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