21 February 2020

Boom time for English courses, Xinhua says

English language training and exam preparation courses are booming in China, with the 30 billion yuan (US$4.9 billion) market growing at about 15 percent per year, Xinhua reports, citing the Ministry of Education’s National Education Development Statistical Bulletin. “Chinese parents lavish money on their children, and they are spending more on their education,” Ma Linjie, the operator of a private English training center in Shanghai, said. “One record-breaking year after another in terms of Chinese studying abroad has driven growth.” Last year 399,600 Chinese went abroad to study, an increase of 17.65 percent on 2011, the report said. 

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