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(Sino-uk)Fifteen new British nursery schools will open in China after Kangaroo Pouch Nurseries, of the Midlands, signed a deal with Jiangsu Junyi Education Group.

It is planned that the new centres will open in Jiangsu Province over the next three years.

A kindergarten teacher reading to children.[File Photo: VCG]

Beyond that time period, Kangaroo Pouch also has ambitions to open as many as 30 further nursery education centres.

This is not the first example of European primary education providers seeking to launch in the Chinese market.

The British Government is encouraging more British nursery education providers to consider expanding to China.

The British Department for International Trade organised a trip to China for 10 group nursery leaders, giving them the chance to learn about nursery education in China, and ways in which co-operation between British and Chinese providers may be enhanced.

The scheme was part of the 'China Education is GREAT' campaign by the Department for International Trade, and involved visits to Shanghai, Beijing and Shenzhen.

It formed one of a number of recent trade efforts by the British Government, highlighting areas where the UK has potential to grow overseas relationships, particularly in the shadow of Brexit.

The third floor of Guangzhou Opera House is home to a new nursery school, with its roots in Carlisle in the North of England.

Stone Eden nursery will have capacity for up to 100 children, with learning primarily offered in English.

Translators will be on hand to facilitate learning.

The school was originally founded in Carlisle in 2005, and this is its first school in China.

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Anything foreign will have huge Chinese following, especially when teachers are whites!  Try starting nurseries with African teachers and the reverse would be true!  

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Do not just follow the form but try to understand the substance. Once the concept is properly understood, apply the same concept to suit local condition. There is no best or perfect nursery. Do not do foolish thing like spending a lot of money to learn how to use the fork and spoon from an "etiquette school".

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This post was edited by pnp at 2018-8-6 17:57
huaqiao Post time: 2018-8-5 15:51
Do not just follow the form but try to understand the substance. Once the concept is properly unders ...

The majority of Chinese are imitators,  always try to imitate the West, even try to speak English with a fake American accent!  So, no surprise that this British nursery will take off, all because the parents want their kids to speak with British accent!

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pnp Post time: 2018-8-6 12:06
The Chinese are born imitators, always try to imitate the West, even try to speak English with a f ...

That is why it is important to change this mindset.

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pnp Post time: 2018-8-5 13:10
Anything foreign will have huge Chinese following, especially when teachers are whites!  Try startin ...

Quite correct! Hopefully, these British teachers are proficient in their own English grammar and spellings as well as other aspects of the English language.
African teachers are making lots of money in rural China, where few so called foreign teachers are willing to go. Pronunications and English grammar along with other aspects are less than acceptable but rural Chinese do not know and assume that they are the TOP BEST!

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GhostBuster Post time: 2018-8-7 10:55
Quite correct! Hopefully, these British teachers are proficient in their own English grammar and s ...

Exactly like i said, anything foreign to the Chinese can only be good, even substandard English!  Pity the Chinese who still have that mentality despite China having risen to the world's second largest economy!

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