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Based on its unique culture and tradition, China has its own education style. In the past decade, great changes have taken place in Chinese education. With the reform of education system, now the whole nation has popularize the Nine Year’s Compulsory Schooling System. And the ratio of entering universities is higher than former years. If one should get a Bachelor Degree or even high degree he/she must experience the following steps

Pre-Education

Which means children who aged from 3 to 6 will be sent to the neighborhood kindergartens to learn the basis of native language. The teacher will teacher them how to speak , to write some common words, to draw, to dance, now also to speak simple English. In addition, virtues and kindness are important to teach.

Compulsory education:—-Primary School and Junior School

With 5 years in primary school and 4 years in junior school, all the students are required to take various lessons, they are Chinese, mathematics, English, Science, Laboring, and some other activities.

Senior School—it depends. After 9 year’s studying, one can choose to go to the Senior school ,still he can go to the vocational school for skill learning for 3 or 4 years.

Those who entering High school will learn more widely lessons than before, 3 years study is difficult and hardworking. Because they will enter the college enrollment examinations in June 6-8th every year.

Higher Education— train specialists for all the sectors of the country’s development. Universities, colleges and institutes, which make up China’s higher educational system, offer four- or five-year undergraduate programs as well as special two-or three year programs.