Jay Walker on Ted.com: There are some manias in this world. Beatle mania which is built by hysterical, dreaming, crying and pandemonium of teenager. Sport mania which has one idea to get a ball in the net, religius mania that are wiping and vision. "Manias can be good, manias can be a learning, manias can be deadly" said him.
Now, surprisingly the world has a new mania, Learning English Mania. There are about 2 billion people in this world are trying to learn english. China is the most who learn it. Chinese student start to learning english in the third grade. Then China would become the largest english speaker. So why do they learn english?
Opportunity. They believe that by learning english they have the opportunity to get a better life, to get a job, and to be able to make a paper school. Chinese major student take a big test on 3 fulldays. Their future is determined by the score on this test. They have to study for 12 hours in 3 years to prepare. The way they learn about english is almost unimaginable. Walker said, "one thing they should know about english is America isn't pushing it but the world is pulling it. Every country has their common languange to solve their problem, actually."