Tongcheng and Tongmei courses each has four levels from level 1 to level 4, with each level consisting of 120 course hours. Students begin from level 1 and attend a 3-hour class per week. Depending on the age group, it generally takes about one year or less to complete each level.
Starting in November 2015, Tarena will gradually launch its Tongcheng and Tongmei courses across 22 existing learning centers located in 10 major cities of China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Chengdu, Wuhan, Jinan and Changsha.
"According to Code.org, an influential non-profit organization dedicated to promoting computer science education, every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science. Today tens of millions in 167 countries have participated in the Hour of Code initiative by Code.org, including U.S. President Obama who famously urged young people: 'don't just play on your phone, program it!' I believe such enthusiasm in studying computer science will also spread to China and influence millions of young people here," said Shaoyun Han, founder, CEO and chairman of Tarena. "We are proud to launch Tongcheng and Tongmei courses for young students and believe they will bring additional growth opportunities for our company as we continue to expand our course offerings and target customer base. As the two new course offerings will leverage our existing facilities and resources, we believe that they will further improve our center utilization and profitability."
About Tarena International, Inc.
Tarena International, Inc. (NASDAQ: TEDU) is a leading provider of professional education services in China. Through its innovative education platform combining live distance instruction, classroom-based tutoring and online learning modules, Tarena offers courses in eleven IT subjects and three non-IT subjects. Its courses provide students with practical education to prepare them for jobs in industries with significant growth potential and strong hiring demand. Since its inception in 2002, Tarena has trained over 250,000 students, cooperated with more than 550 universities and colleges and placed students with approximately 59,000 corporate employers in a variety of industries. For further information, please visit http://ir.tedu.cn.
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