English as a Foreign Language: The Modern Day Trojan Horse?

This article, published in October 2005, discusses how the English language is used as a weapon for Westernization of China and also how it functions as a gatekeeper for higher education and better job positions.

“Throughout China, the National language, Mandarin, is spoken by only 53% (Yan 2005) of the Chinese population while most primary schools, all middle and senior-middle schools, colleges and universities have mandatory English instruction”.


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