Education.. Chinese Style

When I lived in Wuxi Jiangsu, I was invited to my boss's daughters school for their english is fun day. My first encounter with the kids was amazing. It seems that I was the very first foreigner the children have ever seen. Their reaction to me was priceless. You'd had thought they just saw big foot...

 

The education in China is rigorous. Any spare moment a kid has to be a kid, mayhem ensues.. From Wuxi Jiangsu China.

Chinese parents are obsessed with their child's education. Since they are only allowed 1 child the entire future of the family sits on their shoulders. No spare moments are wasted. The parents also know that English is their kids ticket to a better education and a family fortune. The pressure is so intense that schools put on these "English is Fun" shows to demonstrate to the parents how much their kid is learning. Burnout happens to the children in mid school and a real hatred of the language develops for the rest of their education.

Chinese parents are obsessed with their child's education. Since they are only allowed 1 child the entire future of the family sits on their shoulders. No spare moments are wasted.
The parents also know that English is their kids ticket to a better education and a family fortune. The pressure is so intense that schools put on these "English is Fun" shows to demonstrate to the parents how much their kid is learning. Burnout happens to the children in mid school and a real hatred of the language develops for the rest of their education.