Oral English classes are offered at most colleges and Universities in China and often are taught by an inexperienced foreign teacher. Unfortunately, there is no uniformity in the way it is presented to students or in the way student performance is assessed. Every teacher seems to have a different methodology and assessment procedure. Although the supposed objective of the course is to improve the student‘s ability to speak English, the actual results are of questionable value. As well, an apparent lack of progress can lead to a lessening of a student‘s initiative to learn English. The teaching of oral English in China should be standardized. There should be a universally recognized teaching methodology and textual materials for both the teachers and the students. An effective and fair method of assessment. is also required. Teachers should receive guidance and support from their respective colleges and universities. Textual materials need to be supplied, classes need to be limited in size (e. g. oral English classes should not exceed 30 students), classroom seating arrangements should be flexible to allow for groups to interact, and most importantly, schools need to provide an effective and standard teaching methodology. Oral English classes can be a valuable learning experience for both the student and teacher by improving and broadening cultural understanding. They can increase a student‘s confidence in his or her ability to speak English and improve English pronunciation, stress and modulation.