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German gains popularity among Chinese

By Xu Min (People's Daily Online)

17:14, February 24, 2012

Edited and translated by People's Daily Online

With the continuous warming of relations between China and Germany, the number of German to China business, and even settling in is growing, and the number of German companies doing business in China is also increasing. On the other hand, the amount of the Chinese people studying and working in Germany is also rising each year. Therefore, German has become one of the increasingly popular languages in recent years. Nowadays, a variety of German training institutions have emerged.

"Many of German training institutions are based on the English language training organizations and German training become a by-work of English training, while the pure German training school is very rare." He Weiwei, the master of German pedagogy graduated from University of Heidelberg, Germany.

He also said, "Chinese exam-oriented education model is difficult to change in the short term. For Chinese students, the grammar of German is easier than listening and speaking. Many domestic schools do not attach importance to listening and speaking training in the German teaching. The big size of class is more due to objective reasons - hear less and talk less. In fact, after being in Germany, the students will find that speaking and listening is particularly important in the communication of daily life."

In Essen, Germany, there is a famous German training institution - the IBZ Language School in the association of University of Duisburg-Essen (Interkulturelles Bildungszentrum eVan der Universitaet Duisburg-Essen). In order to bring the real German teaching methods to the Chinese bitterly, the language school establishes some specialized German branch campuses with the formal private education institutions in Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu and other cities in recent years. To guarantee the quality of teaching, the teachers and teaching materials are appointed by IBZ school. And the environment of teaching also has high requirements, which means each class size is strictly controlled in 12 people. After reaching a certain level, the students can also apply to further study at the IBZ schools in Germany and get into the real German environment.

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wende at 2012-02-2471.255.84.*
Chinese students of foreign language should be encouraged to speak often without much care about the grammars. They should not even be embarrased if they are being corrected as German after all is not their primary language.
AgreeToDisagree at 2012-02-24124.82.46.*
Methinks there"s a subsection of a certain race just wanting to justify their own holocaust to justify apartheid . . . Dark eleves were descended from Elves after all, so rehabilitate and educate instead until soft power fails . . . as said before their indulgence in certain things against the UNHCR will ensure USA and Russia will not life a finger then. Threatening the first blow (regardless of being unable to follow up) still is not striking the first blow, though politically and socially they have already sealed their fate. Lots of practice targets for the KGB equivalents across the world no?
  

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