cram school


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cram school

n.
A school, especially in Japan, with an accelerated curriculum that prepares students for university entrance examinations.
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His girlfriend worked in Keelung while he was at the Taipei YMCA near Taipei Main Station close to the famous Puhsi Chieh or Cram School Street, visited regularly by students in Taipei to prepare for high school or college entrance exams.
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To pay the fees for a good cram school, he begins working at a nearby bookstore where the owner nurtures Cem's love of books and his dreams of becoming a writer.
Its website says 16,000 of its students have gained admission to IITs, more than any other cram school.
Abdullah, who runs a cram school and private English school, lived a happy life for 23 years in Kesennuma City (390 km north of Tokyo) until the March 11 quake and tsunami devastated the city.
Categorizing 10 activities (studying, attending cram school, watching TV, reading, playing sports, playing PC games, electronic chatting, singing Karaoke, volunteering, and attending the theater), the researcher found that more than 40% of participating students spent less than 2 hours studying every day, about 70% of students attended a cram school every day, and more than 60% of students spent at least 2 hours in the cram school.
Using a nationally representative sample in Taiwan, this study found that for after-school academic-related activities, on average, eleventh graders in Taiwan spent about 2 hours per day on homework, more than 4 hours per week on academic-enrichment programs provided by their schools, and less than 3 hours per week on private cram school programs.
The three other candidates were Shoji Murakami, 62, fielded by the Japanese Communist Party, Michiko Shibasaki, 54, a former prefectural assembly member, and Yasuhiro Kawamoto, 42, a cram school operator.
One out of every four pupils at public elementary schools in Japan attend cram school after class as of November 2007, the education ministry said in a survey released Friday.
After regular school ends, children attend cram school (Bushiban), learning English, computers, musical instruments, or the abacus (a kind of old-fashioned Chinese calculator with wooden beads).
Chi-wen (Fan Chihwei) and Ming-hsien (Ma Chih-hsiang) are students at a cram school, where they're regularly scolded by their teacher for goofing off.