Born: 15th December 1972

Anhui, China

Date of interview: 15th September 2006

Map showing where Ling came from

Do all the children learn English in school in China?

Yes. Nowadays, they even start from the kindergarten, nursery, which I don't like. I think for the children, I am not that kind of, how to say. We are, we need to respect our root first, you know, to learn our own language first, and then adapt to the other, second language. In China, if you can speak a very good English, and you get a degree, you can get a very good job. That is why the parents are pushing their children at very, very young age to learn English.