Is it worth it?

Source:Global Times Published: 2017/12/8 5:03:39

Illustrations: Peter C. Espina/GT

After-school English classes have become increasingly popular in China in recent years, with many parents sending their children to English language learning institutes, outside of their normal class hours. These days, Chinese parents want their children to be capable of communicating in English, not just in passing written exams. English classes provided at school are not enough to achieve this, hence a large number of institutes have sprouted up to answer the demand. But they are not always good quality. Many institutes claim that their teachers are native speakers coming from the US and the UK, but it is not always true, with many institutes actually hiring teachers from non-English speaking countries. Although their textbooks are designed according to European and US standards, yet they in fact are not suitable for Chinese children. Some institutes take advantage of the parents' desire for their children to learn English by putting profits above quality of teaching. Parents should be careful and rational when it comes to choosing English language learning institutes.

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