shine trade reports:
The number of international students has plummeted due to the epidemic, restrictions on international travel, people’s panic and economic stoppage, especially in Spain, the five daily reported. According to a report jointly prepared by Spain’s ESIC business school and Universidad Jaime I, there is particular concern about the reduction in the number of Chinese students.
It is reported that during and after the epidemic, Spain should continuously improve its education level and international competitiveness, restore the number of international students, and especially attract Chinese students. One of the challenges is that more English courses should be added to allow more Chinese students to receive education in Spanish universities. At the same time, a large number of professional Chinese English Spanish bilingual teaching models should be added.
A data from the education sector supports the above concept: in 2018, a total of 662100 Chinese students studied abroad, and China is now the world’s largest exporter of foreign students.
Chinese students mainly study in English speaking countries such as the United States, Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, followed by Japan and South Korea. It is estimated that from 1968 to 2018, nearly 6 million Chinese citizens studied abroad.
It is reported that in recent years, more and more Chinese students have received education in Spanish universities. The two fundamental reasons are their interest in Spain and Europe and their ability to interact and cooperate with South American countries in culture, commerce and other fields through mastering Spanish.
However, language has become a learning obstacle for some Chinese students. For those whose mother tongue is Chinese, it is difficult to learn Spanish. In this way, if more English courses can be provided for Chinese students in universities, it is bound to reduce their learning obstacles and burden, and help them have better interaction with their Spanish classmates.
On the other hand, China’s great economic and commercial success over the years has constantly attracted the curiosity of Spain and other European countries, but most Europeans know little about China’s achievements. If we can start with university education, it is bound to increase exchanges and cooperation between China and Spain in many fields.
In this sense, China and Spain will have more global citizens in the future, and they will be able to develop their industries.