Every year 9 million of Chinese students have to pass a very stressful exam that will determine which university they can attend. This exam by the same way will also influence their job and social position in the future. Considering the fact that before the new law , Chinese family were allowed to have only one child , all the family’s hope relied on this child. The Chinese government maintain a high pressure on this high school exam. The Chinese traditional education system does not favour the development of personality, values and social responsibilities. In general it is very difficult to change the mind-set settled by the system which is characterized by an exam-oriented education.
Reason to move from public to private school
The young generation (born in 80’s-90’s) of parents in China haves different expectations and wishes for their children. Because the competition between kids is very fierce they want the best for their children. They want to give them the best condition to succeed. Consequently, they are willing to spend a lot of money to pay tuition fees. We should also highlight the impact of the implement of second child policy. Therefore, the number of children in the education age will increase.
These parents want something a different education for their children , meaning not Chinese traditional education. They want a more open minded and western education for their children. They believe that it is better for the development of creativity of children and they are ready to pay. Private education market has now a value of approximately 315 million $
In China, we can find a variety of classroom options that are available If the parents can pay. You can find private classes once a week to full time boarding school education. You have all different level of classes. Some schools offer classes from three years old kindergartners to 18 year old classes. Besides basic education , they also propose after school activities such as tutoring in English, art or music.
In response to this shift of mentalities , private schools are emerging all across the country and not just in urban hubs to fill a deep gap between the middle class. You can find atelier of everything. It goes from oil painting to sculpture. The majority of pupils are 15 years old. Classes are taught in French or English by foreign teachers. Therefore some of the older teenagers do applications to study in famous creative art institutes such as Central St Martins in London or the Beaux arts in Paris.
Moreover , Chinese private school offer the opportunity to pass British A level exams and international baccalaureate. This fact is a consequence of the opening of China in the world. Indeed , the parents are travelling more and more and they want that their children have an international profile. If they are graduated of an international degree , then they will be able to apply for foreign universities. The wish that their children have an international profile can be profitable for you because they make their children take English lessons the more and more early. So, English speaking schools are very popular in China.
What is interesting in this business is the fact that prices are very high. AS we already said , middle class parents ear more than their own parents. Consequently, they can sacrifice a significant part of their salary to pay tuition fees. A study of a media group called Hurun published an annual reports which shows that Chinese are prepared to invest 20-25 % of their annual spending in their children’s education.
Development of online education
During these last years , we can see an impressive extension of the online education industry. Indeed , this industry knew an increase of 20 % these years. In 2017, the market has a value of 150 bilion RMB. Since then it has an annual growth of 23%. User scale swelled to 89.37 million during the same period.
First of all, the government strongly encourages the development of the education industry. Therefore , it has a significant budget for that. They also reinforced and accelerated the process of laws revision in order to first facilitate the entrance to this market and second , in order to attract investors. In 2017 , it was possible to count like more than 140 domestic online education investments programs which gathers 14. 886 billion.
The main part of students are privately funded and especially for online education.
How can we help you to enter in this business?
Pay attention to location and define your target
We can help you to decide first what kind of school you wan to open meaning the level but also the form ( online or real school). It is important to choose a good location because it is directly linked with your target even if in this field it is quite easy because children and parents are every. In addition no matter their economic condition they want the best for their kind.
Create reliable image Branding
You are probably aware that competition in education is very hard between schools. Therefore , building a differentiating strategy is essential if you want to be visible. You need to optimize your visibility throughout a good promotion on social media and also with a PR strategy. Especially in education , what people tell about you school is very important because it can have a positive or negative impact on your reputation online but also off line.
Your website reflects your school. So it has to be qualitative and attractive. The website will help you to strengthen your credibility. It has to be easy to find useful information , such has the different type of classes and the schedule. Even if it is a language school , you need to have a chinese page in order to have a good position in Baidu. Indeed, we also can help you to improve the content with a productive SEO.
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