I think that is a common illness in our educational system.we lose the final meaning in it just for exam .So sometimes we need cutural shock that can encourage us to learn language.not only english.some educationist found it.I think they are improving.
it's no doubt that english is becoming more and more important in china nowadays.but i think it will never take the place of chinese.for most english learners in china ,they learn it just for some utilitarian purpose.
I don't think English is more important than Chinese in China. I do think it will be mandatory to know the English involved in each individual's job. The more a Chinese person learns, the better luck they'll have conversing about business in a world dominated by the English language. China has chosen the role of being the Factory for the world. As such, it will have its wares for sale. Typically in any marketplace, the seller accommodates the potential buyer. For these reasons, English is very important to success for the Chinese.
It would be wise for China's customers to learn Chinese, too. I doubt that most English speakers ever learn much Chinese.
yes,english is becoming more and more important in everyone's daily life,especially in metropolitian.But from another angle ,language learning may be the basic learning skill that we every must abtain if you want to communicate with everyone from the global.
We have to say,nowadays english became more and more important in China.See,the whole society would not care if you speak chinese well, of course,they will not give you a job for your chinese spoken.but if you can speak english,you will get a job easily .for this,more and more chinese students,adult devote to learn english.in fact,learning english is good for us,but,most of us do not realise english is just a language tool instead of any others.