Mad about English - new doco about learning ENG

Trip Start Jan 30, 2007
Trip End Dec 31, 2011

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

A promo for a doco starting now. And coming to a cinema near you.

Hope you can see the video with this . . . [watch for the cop at the end]

Go to for the video

"Since its successful bid to host the 2008 Summer Olympics, China has been stricken with what the Chinese call yingwen re or 'study English fever'. The goal is to have hundreds of thousands of English speakers ready to greet international visitors when they arrive for the Games.

Mad About English reveals the frenzy as English fever spreads to policemen, taxi drivers, waiters, official dignitaries, even elderly matrons involved in community services. Textbooks can be found in bookstores across Beijing, and each morning audio lessons of conversational English can be heard at the city's supermarkets. Parents send their children to special boot camp-style English training programs where, in a unique teaching method, instructors encourage their pupils to scream out their English lessons at the top of their lungs.

Mad About English is directed by Lian Pek and produced by Siok Sian Pek-Dorji ."

The Beijing screening this Thursday starts at 7pm at the following address:

7G Building 4 Merlin Garden
33 Zizhuyuan Road
Haidian District, Beijing

See the film's web page (Chinese) for more information or phone 8855 0623 for details about the screening.
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