News in March 2019

 

Chinese React To U.S. College Admissions Cheating Scandal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Date: March 22, 2019

Summary:

The American society was shocked by the college admissions scandal in the country’s history. It seems that between 2011 and 2018, several wealthy parents paid millions of dollars to get their children into college. Fifty people, including a few celebrities, have officially been charged. How has China reacted to the scandal? What comments did the Chinese have? Watch this short video to find out!

Sources: supchina

Access: https://supchina.com/2019/03/22/chinese-react-to-u-s-college-admissions-cheating-scandal/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Global Classroom: How 65,000 Teachers Are Teaching Over Half A Million Chinese Students Online

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Date: March 01, 2019

Summary:

VIPKid is an online classroom where more than 500,000 mostly Chinese students learn English from about 65,000 American teachers. A teacher could earn tens of thousands of dollars annually by teaching online for VIPKid, without leaving home or leaving their current jobs. This enterprise has started from Beijing, China since 2015. The founder, Cindy Mi, was a school dropout but taught herself English and achieved reputation as both a language teacher and an entrepreneur. This year, VIPKid is recognized as one of the best places to work by Glassdoor. Check this out if you are interested!

Sources: Forbes

Access: https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomvanderark/2019/03/01/global-classroom-how-65000-teachers-are-teaching-over-a-half-a-million-chinese-students-online/#49d68fe65af1