English-language teaching professionals know that the place to be right now is China. NHK’s documentary program, “Chikyu Dramatic” (“Dramatic Earth”) (NHK-E, Wednesday, 7 p.m.), looks at English-learning in the world’s most populous country, particularly during its orgy of internationalization leading up to last summer’s Beijing Olympics.

The show zeroes in on a few colorful examples, including an 11-year-old girl who joins a retreat full of adults taking a course in “Crazy English” that’s run as if it were a military boot camp. The regimen is punishing for everyone, and it’s not clear if this little girl will be able to make it to the end.

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