Chapter 24 Language Barrier between Chinese and Foreigners
第 24章 中外语言障碍
David：Do you know any foreign experts here in China?
You：No, language is a real barrier between Chinese and foreign experts. As more and more people learn English, however, foreign experts can share their knowledge more easily.
David：I agree. The language barrier is a roadblock to potential cooperation between foreigners and Chinese. I feel that since many foreign experts came to China to work, they may have not studied Chinese before. They only know English so they might be isolated from the real China.
You：Right, it’s isolating. So, how can people break through this isolation and start getting through to each other? This is an urgent topic to put in front of people.
David：It is an urgent toopic, indeed.
You：Now English has gone global. It is not limited to people in England or the United States. In more and more countries people are using English. So maybe this is how to do it.
David：There are two solutions: encourage foreigners to study Chinese and encourage Chinese to study English!