Chinese Education System

The education system of China enjoys great reputation world over but is not so easy to take and complete. The Chinese education system is considered one of the most competitive and challenging education systems in the world. Most of the schools in China emphasis on subjects such as Math and Chinese. However, some importance is also given to creative expression.

The education system of China is bifurcated into various levels, about three years of kindergarten, six years of primary school and lastly, three years of secondary education. The same is further followed by few years of higher education. There are local education authorities and even private enterprises that generally run kindergarten and primary schools. A typical school year in China comprises two semesters and runs from the month of September to July. Students attend classes five days a week and primary school education has nine compulsory courses, which includes Chinese, Math, Social Studies, Nature, Physical Education, Ideology and Morality, Music, Fine Art, and Labor Studies. To become a graduate, its mandate for students to pass graduation examinations in the subjects of Chinese and Math.

After the completion of lower middle school, students can choose to enter either academic senior secondary school or vocational senior secondary school. Vocational senior secondary programs last for three or four years.

 Whether you admit your child in a state school or an international school, you should gear up and prepare yourself to undergo a very difficult and competitive admission procedure. The tuition fee of Chinese schools is also quite high.

Getting kids interested in a second language

A recent research done in the United Kingdom by the newspaper “The Guardian” found that over the last decade a higher percentage of students were dropping second language acquisition from their high school curriculum. They deemed it too hard, uninteresting, and useless, and if given the chance legally they would have dropped their language subject earlier. They felt that the curriculum provided by the schools did not cater to them personally and that it wouldn’t provide them with the language skills required to survive in the given foreign country.

Capturing the students’ interest.

 

Not all is lost, the same students once prompted admitted that they would consider taking language classes if only they were more interesting! This doesn’t come as a surprise, even as an adult I dislike doing things I consider boring, then they simply become a chore that I avoid as long as possible. An attitude that is not useful when learning a second language! Learning a new language requires blood, sweat, and tears. Without interest as a fuel, many students burn out their determination and refuse to study a second language.

 

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The students in the survey suggested ways to make language learning more interesting. It’s not surprising that 29% would prefer classes to be more interactive, and 27% would like to be able to use technology or APPS in their language learning. With the advances in educational technology, students don’t have to be classroom-boundary longer. Technology has given parents and students the freedom to seek out better educational resources. A thoughtfully designed APP can inspire children and offer interactive classes that capture the student’s imagination and in turn motivates them to study.

The power of the mind.

Confidence plays a huge part in having an interest in language learning, and if you ask any parent, they all wish that their child would “speak Chinese with confidence”. Of course having a wide range of vocabulary and an understanding of the grammar is important but for the most part, the parents and the teachers would like to hear the children speaking confidently. For those of us who have ever tried to learn a foreign language, confidence is one of the building blocks of language learning, you can’t get better if you don’t feel confident enough to try.

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One-on-one classes cultivate a safe and fun environment for children who may feel too nervous or under pressure to speak in front of others. This combined with interactive videos and songs can induce the students to get involved without even noticing, so that by the end of the class they have sung a song, spoken with the teacher, and unintentionally remembered the class vocabulary.

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To put it simply children have become disillusioned from a young age with language learning. Their interest needs to be recaptured and cultivated through interactive personalized classes that increase their confidence. Lingo bus to the rescue!

 

Chinese Children’s Songs! Sanya!

Learn Chinese children’s songs with Lingo bus! Let’s go to Sānyà! 三亚!😁🎶

1. 小鱼 xiǎoyú n. little fish
2. 海龟 hǎiguī n. sea turtle
3. 大海 dàhǎi n. sea
4. 游泳 yóuyǒng v. swim
5. 冲浪 chōnglàng v. surf; surfing
6. 会 huì v. be able to do sth
7. 喜欢 xǐhuan v. like

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