‘A great way to make the world a better place’: Chinese kindergarten curriculum guide
Shanghai, China — Chinese preschoolers have a new, more inclusive and fun way of learning.
They’re starting to learn Mandarin, a second language with a rich vocabulary and a much broader range of topics, and the results are a big hit with teachers.
According to Chinese news agency Xinhua, Chinese preschoolers are spending an average of 3.2 hours per day on language lessons and 4.5 hours per week learning how to communicate with their parents and teachers.
That’s up from 2.3 hours per weekday and 2.2 hour per week last year.
Chinese preschool teachers say they’ve also seen a big increase in the number of children who are fluent in English, which is also used in China’s schools.
China has one of the world’s largest English-speaking populations, with more than 4.7 million people who speak the language at home.
But in recent years, China has been cracking down on foreign teachers.
In 2014, the government launched a campaign to encourage more foreign teachers to come to China.
But the campaign was met with skepticism from many in the country, with some saying that foreign teachers who come to the country for a job or just because they’re a teacher are not welcomed.
Teachers who don’t want to return home to teach in China, however, have the option of going abroad.
In 2017, the Shanghai International Children’s School Foundation established a partnership with the Ministry of Education and Training to expand the number, and to give Chinese preschool teachers access to the latest technology, such as iPads and Android tablets.
The new program is expected to start soon, but it’s not clear if it will expand to every preschool in Shanghai.