Catch Phrase | 学科类培训(xuékēlèi péixùn)

Writer: Debra Li  |  Editor: Stephanie Yang  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2021-11-22


“学科” means “academic subjects” taught in schools, “类” means “category,” and “培训” means “tutoring.” The Chinese education authorities recently stipulated that, for students who are in ninth grade and under, training centers are forbidden to give tutoring in academic subjects during legal holidays and winter and summer vacations in an effort to alleviate students’ learning burden during the compulsory education period. A more detailed notice explains that Chinese, foreign languages, math, history, geography, physics, chemistry, biology and law studies fall into this category, while sports and arts don’t.


A: 你家孩子周末去补习吗?

Nǐjiā háizi zhōumò qù bǔxí ma?

Does your kid take extra lessons in academic subjects on weekends?

B: 没有。现在不允许周末开展学科类培训了。

Méiyǒu。Xiànzài bù yǔnxǔ zhōumò kāizhǎn xuékēlèi péixùn le。

No. Training centers are no longer allowed to give academic subjects tutoring on weekends.