|Chinese to English: The area of language learning for the National Lower and Upper Primary School in a nine-years syllabus. (English)|
General field: Other
Detailed field: Education / Pedagogy
|Source text - Chinese|
|Translation - English|
(1) Basic concept
Following the arrival of globalization era, there is more interconnection between politics, economics and cultures internationally, thus English has an increasing importance. English has become the lingua franca for communications, technology, business and higher educations. Besides that, through the learning of English, learners are able to communicate with the native countries’ social activities, increase cultural understanding and respect for one another. Hence, proficiency in English helps to make preparation for the 21st century way of living and thus, English is “a-must” for the citizens.