China Education Resources Inc.

China Education Resources Inc.

November 05, 2007 17:58 ET

China Education Resources and California State University at Monterey Bay Announce Partnership Agreement for Language Training

CER and CSUMB will Partner to Provide English and Mandarin Language Training to Chinese and American Students

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 5, 2007) - China Education Resources Inc. (China Education, CER, the Company) (TSX VENTURE:CHN)(PINK SHEETS:CHNUF) and California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) Extended Education and International Programs (EEIP) announced today that they will partner in a program designed to offer U.S. based English language training for high school students in China and Mandarin language training for primary grades in the United States.

The partnership will use China Education's web-based gateway portal ( to share best teaching practices in a variety of subject areas to China's K-12 teaching and learning community. There are more than 600,000 schools, 12 million teachers, and 230 million students in China. Both China Education and CSUMB EEIP plan to use the portal to create new means of collaboration, resource sharing, and developing new teaching and learning strategies. The partnership will benefit teachers and students in both countries. It will also to promote better understanding and the development of constructive, positive relationships between the people of China and the United States.

The agreement paves the way for a number of strategic initiatives including:

1) The creation of virtual classrooms in China and the U.S. that connect American and Chinese students, who will help each other learn Chinese and English, study respective cultures using personal interaction, and enable educators to share best teaching practices in a variety of subject areas;

2) Making CSUMB branded English language learning programs available to high school students in China through broadband connections in homes and schools; and

3) Making language materials designed in China available to support the teaching of Mandarin by and to non-native speakers of Mandarin in United States elementary schools.

Such interactions will also lead to physical exchange opportunities for both educators and students.

China Education Chairman and CEO, Mr. Chengfeng Zhou remarked, "We selected CSUMB Extended Education and International Programs as our partner for accessing teaching and learning resources throughout the United States and we believe this will lead to other strategic partnerships in China and in other markets around the world." Through the development of key business relationships and the deployment of its Web Portal (, CER has become a leading education integrator in China and a key player in China's K-12 curriculum reform initiative. The CERSP portal is already one of the most active learning support sites in the world with up to 8 million hits daily.

China's Ministry of Education/Curriculum Development Center asked CER to enrich China's on-going reform by introducing best practice methods of K-12 teacher training from the United States. Consequently, CER approached EEIP with the expressed intention of developing a relationship that would promote and enable collaboration on select projects in support of the China K-12 curriculum reform initiative.

EEIP Dean, Dr. Chris Hasegawa commented, "We have a strong relationship with CER and we are working to bring many bilateral educational offerings, beginning with an English language training program for high school students in China who want to pursue university studies in the United States." CSUMB and CER will also conduct a virtual and physical exchange of faculty in the field of mathematics. CSUMB and CER will collaborate to provide U.S. based educational programs to Chinese teachers and students.

About California State University and the Office of Extended Education and International Programs

The California State University comprises the largest four-year college system in the world with more than 417,000 students enrolled in its 23 campuses. Having played a critical role in preparing students to enter the job markets of aerospace, teaching, and the entertainment industries over the past few decades, the CSU now seeks ways to globalize its curriculum and prepare its students to be global citizens. EEIP at CSUMB has positioned itself to assist both the CSUMB and the entire CSU system, to address its goals related to globalizing the online language curriculum through the China Ventures project.

About China Education Resources Inc.

China Education Resources Inc. (CER) manages what has become one of the largest education portals in the world. Working with the CDC at the Ministry of Education, CER has unique access to education administrators, policy makers, government officials and teachers groups throughout the country. As such, CER is positioned to facilitate the development of partnership, programs, and activities that address teaching and learning needs in both China and the United States on virtually any academic topic that is of interest to educators in the K-12 domain in both countries. The CERSP web portal system provides support to online teacher training, student tutoring, education e-management, push mail, regional training, and more. This portal is accessible at

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