Students shun native tongue – Liu Qing

From The China Daily:

Any native English speaker is surely impressed by the English craze that has swept the country.

Every bookshop is well stocked with English learning books. English is a very popular major among university applicants. All kinds of English speaking contests are organized across the country. Various tests are staged on campuses or at work units that are employing new members of staff. English corners can be found in many parks.

Enthusiasts often mob native speakers to get a chance to hone their skills.

But in sharp contrast, the is given the cold shoulder in its native land.

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