Only 2 hours

At JM’s school, there are a lot of students who come for remedial English help before going to study abroad. As part of their entrance to the program, they are given a speaking exam.

"Hi, how are you?" "Fine, thank you. And you?"

After a few pleasantries, JM surveys a range of topics from family to hobbies to studies.

"How much homework do you get?" "Not much."
"How many hours a day?" "Two hours."

It still surprises us how our standards are so different! An American high schooler would feel oppressed by a regular two hours of homework a day, whereas in China that’s incredibly low intensity.

At any rate, it seems the student was right in this case- their English speaking score turned out quite low!


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