Teaching English In China
November 9th, 2008

Teaching English In China

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  1. helen1120

    Many Chinese do become very modest when they refer to their English. So do the Japanese. Why do you think are they like that?

  2. Ms Help

    In China, some people get used to use “My English is very poor” as the opening sentence. Most foreigners will get used to it. Being humble is part of their daily routine.

  3. admin

    I think it might be an Asian thing. Humbleness is a virtue. Something that is a good thing in your life. But there is such a thing as false humility…where in fact your English is really good and you say that it’s bad just so people will compliment you. Do you know what I mean?

  4. Metric Conversion

    I really enjoyed your post. I will have to come back again to read some more of them.

  5. Rain^^

    I think it might be an Asian thing. Humbleness is a virtue. Something that is a good thing in your life. But there is such a thing as false humility…where in fact your English is really good and you say that it’s bad just so people will compliment you. Do you know what I mean?

    There is a Chinese saying: too much humbleness means arrogance. People who devalue themselves are actually expecting the compliments from others.Do you mean that?