Campaign to promote English language to Shenzhen citizens
A city wide campaign was organized by the city government to promote the English language to Shenzhen citizens in preparation for next year’s Universiade games.
Mayor Xu Qin said a good English speaking environment can bring the city and its foreign guests closer by facilitating international communication. A group of volunteers from Beijing are in the city to lead the campaign. Armed with a manual of frequently used English phrases will be compiled with tips for pronunciation and understanding.
Workers in public sectors such as restaurants, hotel, taxi and bus drivers will be receiving English language training, and more than 200 English speaking promotions have been in circulation since January.