Speaking, Part 1: Education

I had a very insightful lesson on education with my students .

There is an incredible amount pressure on them to perform well academically, with the main focus being on the university entrance exam. Their whole life seems to be focused on that one day. Students not only attend regular classes to get their compulsory education, but study for hours and hours after at private academies – on weekdays and at weekends – ¬†with parents forking out vast sums of money to support their child’s learning.¬†

It’s all very different from my own school experience in Scotland.

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