International Journal of English Research

International Journal of English Research


International Journal of English Research
International Journal of English Research
Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2017)

An ecological perspective on trilingual education for children in the west ethnic regions of China: Current situations and the strategy


Shi-Yong Jiang, Hong-Juan Tang

Trilingual education is an important component of basic education in the west ethnic regions of China. For years, studies at home and abroad mainly focused on language planning and the acquisition of English as a third language in colleges, ignoring children’s learning of English in the ethnic regions. However, staring from regional social and economic development, it’s essential to stress more on the relations among the society, schools and families comprehensively within an ecological strategy of the country, and build a positive ecological environment to foster children’s trilingual abilities, consequently, setting the foundation of fairness of education and its sustainable development of the ethnic regions.
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Shi-Yong Jiang, Hong-Juan Tang. An ecological perspective on trilingual education for children in the west ethnic regions of China: Current situations and the strategy. International Journal of English Research. 2017; 3(1): 17-23.