Tigger_the_Wing wrote:I was only in Singapore for a couple of days, but I thought it was beautiful!
I apologise about the English-speaking Chinese - it is from this article in the Irish Times - simply because the population of China is so enormous, even if only a moderate percentage of the people is learning English, that equates to an huge number, so by the end of the year, China will be the country with the biggest number of English speakers. I accidentally conflated it with an article that said that the number of English speakers in China will exceed the number in the rest of the world by 2025.Clifford Coonan wrote:Chinese people are becoming increasingly obsessed with speaking English, and efforts to improve English-language proficiency mean that at some stage this year, the world’s most populous nation will become the world’s largest English-speaking country. Two billion people are learning English worldwide, and a very large percentage of them are in China
I do think we have a real beautiful country, but studying here, while I have to admit that it is a privilege, is really stressing me out. Oh dear, how am I going to survive in the corporate society!?
Ah yes, I do get that by association of numbers, it's easy to think that China would be the largest English-speaking country; but I guess that's only so if all of China is partaking in this. It is moving gradually towards that though, so I guess it's only a matter of time.
Sidetrack though, it's crazily stressful studying in China.