Sunday, January 23, 2011

Teach & learn languages with balanced minds

Although it is not right for promoters and teachers of any language to insult people who have not learnt their language, it would certainly be more conducive if people who want to master another language to be less sensitive to well -meaning ideas or suggestions for improvement and further improvement. For any programme of language promotion to succeed in a society or community, both superiority and inferiority complexes, at both individual and social levels, have to be overcome. In a classical Mandarin expression, the psychological state of balance, which enables all human beings to impart and also acquire knowledge without feeling inherently superior or inferior, is called bukang bubei.

Promote English language with positive spirit