How Do New Language Center Rules Affect US Westerners?

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Ivyman

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How Do New Language Center Rules Affect US Westerners?
« on: August 28, 2021, 03:22:45 PM »
Hi Everyone,

1.  I know China had language center rules about a month ago.  It looks like these rules are more than nominal, they are real in their implementation.

2.  From what I see, some big companies that built themselves about training rather than teaching, such as Wall Street English, have gone bankrupt.

Many smaller places have shut down.

3.  Many other places, like these small centers, have switched from being English language training centers to:

- Only work on weekdays
- Do Art, Reading, or enrichment on weekends
- Are working some other scheme

4.  How does it affect us Westerners?

- More competition for typical, 9-5 jobs, such as public school teaching, private school teaching, etc.
- More competition for Guojibus, even though they are regulated, too.

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Re: How Do New Language Center Rules Affect US Westerners?
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2021, 05:47:16 PM »
The dust is still settling on this one, so absolute answers aren't easy to come by.

Looks like the rules are mostly aimed and primary and middle school.  College and Universities seem unaffected, but I'd be hesitant to run to a language mill doing after school English for high schoolers right now.

Teaching adults is unaffected.

For those already in China, the viral issues slowing foreigners getting in still leave opportunities to be an FT inside all levels of schooling (as part of regular classes during the school day) with less competition.
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Re: How Do New Language Center Rules Affect US Westerners?
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2021, 10:29:38 PM »
If teaching adults is unaffected, why did Wall Street English declare bankruptcy?

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Re: How Do New Language Center Rules Affect US Westerners?
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2021, 04:57:24 PM »
Perhaps adult education wasn't the main thing they did for money.  Also, language mills have gone under all by themselves from time to time.  If you really want to know, there's probably an article on it that can be found with a quick search.
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