Eric Zuesse – Why English needs to Be Taught in All Elementary Schools in China and Russia

Why English needs to Be Taught in All Elementary Schools in China and Russia

That’s because of foreign trade, and because children learn a foreign language far faster than teen-agers or adults do. They can and do even simultaneously learn multiple languages fast and easily. (Of course: they can learn lots of things faster than adults can, but ESPECIALLY languages.) And it’s also because, while Russian is an exceptionally difficult language to learn, Chinese is considerably more difficult even than that; and, as a written language, it has no alphabet but instead over 3,000 written characters, so is out into the stratosphere in its difficulty. The Chinese language is clearly holding China back; but that won’t continue to be true if English, which already is the world’s #2 language, becomes taught to all Chinese children as a second language, which therefore must be done as soon as possible: English must become officially a core subject in all Chinese elementary schools, and especially in pre-schools. Nor is the Russian language much better; but, there, too, it won’t be a problem if English becomes a core subject taught there, too, in all elementary and pre- schools.

International trade and commerce is destined to be done worldwide in the most widespread of the simplest languages, which will become the second language (as English already happens to be) and as English increasingly becomes the main language that will be taught around the world, as being THE language in which international trade will be transacted. The dollar as the reserve currency will become a thing of the past, but English as the global language of commerce will be the wave of the future.

Furthermore: China and Russia are two adjoining countries that are increasingly coming together, because Russia is the world’s most natural-resources-rich country and China is the world’s most human-resources-rich country; and, so, their ultimately becoming merged into a single country is natural (they complement each other perfectly); and this coming-together will require them to transact business in a language that is taught in both countries as being its second language (the language that will be taught in all of its elementary schools). English is the natural choice for that purpose, because it’s spoken commonly around the world and is much simpler to teach than is either Russian or Chinese. (However, like any language, English is difficult for adults to learn.)

The world’s #1 language is Chinese, which is spoken and understood by 1.4 billion of the world’s 8 billion people, or 17.5%. However, virtually all of them live in China; so, this isn’t helping the residents in China to communicate with people in other countries.

The world’s #2 language is English. 15.14% of the world’s population can speak and understand English. Those people are spread widely around the world. If someone can’t understand English there, they, already, likely can find someone nearby who can.

The world’s #3 language, Spanish, is spoken and understood by only 7.2%. That is the only real competitor to English to teach worldwide as being the language of commerce.

The Russian language is understandable to only 1.8% of the world’s 8 billion people; so, it’s clearly not in the running at all, as becoming the global language in which international commerce will be transacted.

And, of course, a language that has no alphabet but instead 3,000 written characters, will not be that.

Right now, fewer than 1% of Chinese can speak Russian, and fewer than 1% of Russians can speak Chinese. Obviously, therefore: increasing commerce between China and Russia will be enormously facilitated by having English as the second language in both countries. And, the benefits will be far larger than that, because English as the world’s second language and as the virtually official language of international commerce, will be vastly likelier than will be either Chinese or Russian as being that. What this will mean is that both China and Russia will be moving forward together into the future in which international commerce will again be rising, and rising on the basis of English as being the global second language, the language that will facilitate ALL international commerce, and that will do this more easily than will any other language.

Unless the leaders in both China and Russia can’t read the handwriting that’s already clearly on the walls of nature, there will be a huge increase soon in the numbers of people who will be teaching English to children in both countries. It’s a national — and a natural — imperative in both countries. It would build upon what already exists, to create something that will be significantly better.

Investigative historian Eric Zuesse’s new book, AMERICA’S EMPIRE OF EVIL: Hitler’s Posthumous Victory, and Why the Social Sciences Need to Change, is about how America took over the world after World War II in order to enslave it to U.S.-and-allied billionaires. Their cartels extract the world’s wealth by control of not only their ‘news’ media but the social ‘sciences’ — duping the public.

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