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Insights from China

Insights from China is based in the busy, cosmopolitan city of Shanghai, where director Daniel Emmerson takes us inside the worlds of English language learning and the airline industry.

The video focuses largely on the staff and management of a Chinese airline company that has recently committed to learning English. Spring Airlines is the first low-cost airline in China. Determined to become a successful international airline, the company has insisted that all of its workers learn to speak fluent English

The CEO of Spring Airlines, Zhang Xiuzhi, has set the bar high. She began learning English "from scratch" 18 months prior to her interview for this film. Like the majority of other language learners, the main stumbling block for the CEO is finding enough time to study. Zhang takes English homework to bed at night and even studies in her car.

View online at: www.englishclub.com/esl-videos/insights-from-china

Video length: 18 minutes

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