According to the CRI English website there is a rapidly increasing demand in China for a “Western” style kindergartens.
Adele Bai, General Manager of Kids and Teens Education First, stresses the growing value of English language teachers in the country, especially at kindergarten age (between 3 and 6 years of age), when children are most receptive to learning an additional language.
However, the equal importance of the quality of teaching has been highlighted by an expert from the Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press pointing out that in a desperate bid to secure native speakers many English language teachers “did not major in pre-school education” and that it is imperative that schools and other places of education in China ensure that their English teachers receive adequate training in teaching young children.
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