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Is it necessary to raise the bar for foreign English teachers?

(chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2016-07-15 14:25
Editor's note: Tighter requirements are under consideration to ensure the quality of foreign English teachers employed in schools and educational establishments. The detailed regulation has not yet been released, but do you think it is time to raise the bar for foreign teachers? Are native English-speaking teachers always the right choice? Forum readers share their opinion.

Laowai2? (UK)

I was sent some past test papers from a student studying for her gaokao, the usual 'read this and tick one of four answers'. The "correct" answers were also provided. Not only were some of the questions ambiguous or impossible to answer, but some of the "correct" answers were actually wrong! I understand her Chinese English teacher wrote the test papers. The student sent me the papers because she could see some were incorrect. Wouldn't you think the native English teachers would check them?

Is it necessary to raise the bar for foreign English teachers?

An English class at a rural school in the suburbs of Hefei is taught by an American teacher, Sept 11, 2012. [Photo/Xinhua]

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