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English-only kindergartens in Beijing

Updated: 2012-10-18 16:01
By D J Clark (chinadaily.com.cn)

At Muffy's Education, a chain of English-merging kindergartens in Beijing, students are forbidden to speak Chinese after they enter the gate. Even their Chinese names are off limits, instead being replaced by an English alternative.

China Daily reporter He Na went along to the school to meet the founder, John Kung, and some of his international teachers to find out why a growing number of Chinese parents are choosing to send their children to English-only kindergartens.

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English-only kindergartens in Beijing

Reporter: He Na

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About D J Clark

D J Clark has worked worldwide as a multimedia journalist for more than 20 years. As well as working for China Daily he runs an MA course in Multimedia journalism at Beijing Foreign Studies University and is the Director of Visual Journalism at the Asia Center for Journalism in Manila, Philippines.