Chinese education changes could hit ELT divisions at UK publishers

Chinese education changes could hit ELT divisions at UK publishers

China has announced a series of reforms for private education companies, which could impact English Language Teaching (ELT) divisions at UK publishers. 

The changes, announced last month, seek to decrease student workloads and overhaul a sector Beijing says has been “hijacked by capital”. Bloomberg reported the new regulations mean agencies cannot teach foreign curriculums or hire foreigners outside China to teach.

There is also concern the changes could damage the imported textbook market, with locally registered international schools and training centres potentially being barred from us...

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