Shanghai tried to ban English-proficiency exams in 2004, but those changes were largely ignored. Photo: Reuters Shanghai tried to ban English-proficiency exams in 2004, but those changes were largely ignored. Photo: Reuters
Shanghai tried to ban English-proficiency exams in 2004, but those changes were largely ignored. Photo: Reuters

Shanghai bans primary school final exams for the subject of English amid education reform drive

  • Shanghai similarly banned exams for English classes in 2004, and that decision was widely ignored
  • The subject is still extremely important for Shanghai parents and schools

Topic |   China education
Shanghai tried to ban English-proficiency exams in 2004, but those changes were largely ignored. Photo: Reuters Shanghai tried to ban English-proficiency exams in 2004, but those changes were largely ignored. Photo: Reuters
Shanghai tried to ban English-proficiency exams in 2004, but those changes were largely ignored. Photo: Reuters
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