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About Tico English

The Start

Tico English was founded in 2016 as a joint American and Chinese venture. At the time, inauthentic teachers and materials flooded the Chinese education market. For example, non-native speakers from Russia and Pakistan taught English to students who had trouble understanding the teachers because of their accents. The books provided to the students had spelling and grammar errors. Our goal was to provide schools with properly trained, native English speaking teachers along with educational materials designed by linguistic professionals.

The Journey

Tico provided schools in Guangxi, Hebei, and Hunan provinces with native English speaking teachers at all skill levels. We partnered with kindergartens, middle schools, high schools, and language centers to create and adjust curriculum and provide educational material and books to Chinese society with authentic English. Tico English facilitated a cultural exchange between students and teachers and gave students ultimate access to genuine foreign educators.

The End

In 2019, Covid-19 emerged in Wuhan, China. By early January, 2020 we made the difficult decision to send our teachers back to their home country as a precaution to the emerging pandemic. After much deliberation, it was decided to close Tico English for the foreseeable future until a vaccine for Covid-19 is developed or the virus ceases to spread. We are thankful to  all of our teachers and students who helped us bring the world closer together

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