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Aston 1991~2018

    2018

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    2018 New Aston schools

    New Aston schools were opened across China in the cities of Jinan(Shandong), Xining(Qinghai), Guiyang(Guizhou), WuQi(Shaanxi), Haiyang(Shandong), Zibo(Shandong), Huaiji(Guangdong), Binxian (Shaanxi), Yinchuan(Ningxia), Jining(Shandong), Binzhou(Shandong), Zouping(Shandong).

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    “Change A Life” scholarship program

    Balboa School initiates the “Change A Life” scholarship program across the world, seeking out highly gifted students to attend Balboa School on a full-ride scholarship, and assisting them to get acceptance to top universities. 

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    The 11th China Speaks International English Contest。

    The 11th China Speaks International English Contest was successfully held by Aston (China).



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    Open Channel A platform

    As the spokespersons of Aston, David Wisner, founder and chairman of Aston and CEO Adam Godwin opened the ‘Channel A’ platform to better communicate with students, parents and employees.

    2017

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    The Second Annual “Aston Cup” Debate Competition is successfully

    The Second Annual “Aston Cup” Debate Competition is successfully held in cities across China.



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    2017 New Aston Schools

    New Aston Schools were opened across China in the cities of Jinan (Shandong), Guyuan (Ningxia), Yuanping (Shanxi), Laiwu (Shandong), Yangling (Shaanxi), Ningbo (Zhejiang), Lantian (Shaanxi), Huaiji (Guangdong), Jiaxiang (Shandong) and Sanya (Hainan).

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    “Continuity and Change”

    “Continuity and Change” – 2017 Aston Educational Group Annual Meeting was successfully held in Vietnam.



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    Aston Humanities School Established


    The establishment of ‘Astonian Academy’ internal online learning platform was established, helping Aston work towards it goal of being a learning organization.



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    Bear Bell APP released

    iBearBell APP is promoted and launched nationwide. With the help of AR technology, the APP enables the three-dimensional and scene-based English learning on phones and pads.



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    Brand VI Upgrade to 4.0

    Aston Visual Identity system was updated, which deeply highlighted the brand individuality of Aston English.

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    Guagua APP

    GuaGua Phone and pad APP was launched, further helping students and parents make learning more convenient.


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    Aston Educational Travel Tours

    More than one thousand students participate in Aston Educational Travel Tours across the world.


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    Time Zones Textbook Update

    Aston (China) rolls out updated Time Zones curriculum for higher level learners in cooperation with National Geographic Learning.


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    The 6th Annual Aston National Teacher Skills Competition

    The 6th Annual Aston National Teacher Skills Competition was successfully held in Xi'an, Shaanxi.



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    The 3rd Annual National Affiliated Campus Sales Skills Competition

    The 3rd Annual National Affiliated Campus Sales Skills Competition was successfully held in Zouping City.

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    Tian Xiao Opens Now

    Aston Educational Group partners with Beijing Baijia Yunto Technology, introducing the Tianxiao SAAS system across the company.



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    Introduction of gaosi mathematics

    Aston Education Group has reached the strategic cooperation with Gaosi Education Group for the introduction of math courses in select cities.


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    Balboa basketball team visits China

    Balboa International School basketball team came to China for a 16-day tour. A bridge between Chinese and American culture has been built in 8 Chinese cities with basketball as the link.

    2016

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    Aston celebrates its 20th anniversary

    Aston celebrates its 20th anniversary with a celebration in Dalian, China, with guests from the US Consulate, US University partners, and leaders from district, city and provincial government.


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    Balboa Overseas Study

    Balboa Overseas Study has become a member of the National University Admissions Council and has established cooperation with 360 universities around the world.

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    In March 2016

    In March 2016, Balboa Overseas Study led a delegation consisting of 21 outstanding high school students to participate in the 64th Berkeley Model United Nations World Championships.


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    The first Aston National English Debate Competition.

    The first Aston National English Debate Competition was successfully held, and more than 100 students from all over the country took part in the participation.

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    Connect School in Toronto, Canada

    Aston Educational Group completed the acquisition of Connect School in Toronto, Canada.

    2015

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    Balboa School’s US-China Dual Diploma Program.
    Balboa School’s US-China Dual Diploma Program has successively cooperated in Jiahui Yangguang High School in Dalian, Liaoning Province and Kaifeng High School in Henan Province.
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    2015 New Aston schools

    The Aston English brand has entered into Huangpu District of Guangzhou, and Dali County, Shaanxi Province. It symbolizes that Aston has once again expanded greatly and entered into the markets of first-tier cities and counties as well.

    2014

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    2014 New Aston schools

    Aston English Schools are established in Zhaoqing (Guangdong), Changshaxian (Hunan), Zhucheng (Shandong), Liquan (Shaanxi), Jingyang (Shaanxi), Zhouzhi (Shaanxi),and Meixian (Shaanxi).

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    Aston Vietnam opens new school

    Aston Vietnam opens its 6th school in Can Tho, Vietnam.

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    Chengdu Experimental Foreign Language High School.

    Balboa City School International begins a Dual Diploma Program in cooperation with Chengdu Experimental Foreign Language High School.

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    The high graduation rates

    In the US-China Dual Diploma Program at Balboa School in the United States, graduates of the first term were admitted by the top 100 world-renowned universities, 16 of whom were admitted by the world's top 50 prestigious universities, 23 by the US public Ivy League schools, and a total of 8 people received scholarships ranging from $15,000 every year. 

    2013

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    Aston education group buys New Horizons school

    Aston acquires New Horizons, a top ranked SAT test preparation and language arts school with three locations in Shanghai.

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    Aston’s’Gua Gua.

    Aston’s’Gua Gua online’ is combined with Ebuddy and launches an international version in Vietnam, paving the way for use in other countries in the future.

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    2013 New Aston schools

    Aston English Schools are established in Hancheng (Shaanxi), Lintong (Shaanxi), Liaocheng (Shandong), Taian (Shandong), Wuzhong, Zhongwei and Shizuishan (Ningxia), China.

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    New school in Aston Vietnam

    Aston Vietnam establishes its 4th school in Ho Chi Minh City.

    2012

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    100 schools in Aston

    The opening of the newest Jinan Aston A+ School marks Aston’s 100th School

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    2012 New Aston Schools

    Aston English Schools are established in Lu’ an (Anhui), Jingzhou (Hubei), Zouping (Shandong) and Korla (Xinjiang).

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    Aston Abroad is established

    Aston Abroad is established to provide ethical and cost effective overseas study services to students across Asia.

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    Aston Educational Group’s Balboa School International Division is fully established

    Aston Educational Group’s Balboa School International Division is fully established, engaged in Sino-US Senior High School (Dual Diploma) Programs.

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    Shenzhen Jiahua Language School joined Aston Education Group.
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    “Aston 3.0” era

    Aston English enters the ‘Aston 3.0’ era with the aim of comprehensively developing students’ English language abilities following American educational ideologies.

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    Gua Gua

    “Gua Gua Online” software is developed and put into use in Aston English schools across the country.

    2011

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    2011 New Aston schools

    Aston English Schools are established in Tengzhou (Shandong), Weihai (Shandong), Dalateqi (Inner Mongolia), Binzhou (Shandong), Tianshui (Gansu), Chang’an (Shaanxi), Xilinhot (Inner Mongolia) and Wuhai (Inner Mongolia), China.

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    Oxford Associates

    Oxford Associates becomes a member of Aston Educational Group and begins its business training program.

    2010

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    Aston’s TEFL Program

    Aston’s TEFL Program successfully trains more than 100 foreign teachers, signifying Aston’s leading role in English teacher training.

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    Global strategic partners

    Aston A+ forms a global strategic partnership with ETL Learning, National Geographic, Cengage Learning, and MM Publications. It introduces an original American curriculum and education systems into China.

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    Online Training Program

    Aston English introduces its online training program, providing online training for foreign teachers before and during their stay at Aston.

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    Test service center education (BES) in Boston, USA

    Aston English centers are officially recognized by Boston Educational Services (BES) to deliver SLATE and iTEP exams at Aston centers in China.

    2009

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    2009 New Aston schools

    Aston English Schools are established in Jining (Shandong), Luoyang (Henan), and Yuncheng (Shanxi), China.

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    Aston E-buddy online learning system launched online

    Aston E-buddy online learning system launched online as Aston’s first foray in to online educational software tools.


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    Aston introduces the ‘Aston A+’ brand

    Aston introduces the ‘Aston A+’ brand.

    2008

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    2008 New Aston schools

    Aston English Schools are established in Ankang (Shaanxi), Weifang (Shandong), Yantai (Shandong), Erdos (Inner Mongolia) and Xiangyang (Hubei), China.

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    Aston Vietnam

    Aston establishes its first school in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

    2007

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    Aston's textbook

    Aston begins publishing its own textbooks in China market.

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    2007 New Aston schools

    Aston English Schools are established in Zibo, Xining, Xiamen, Wenzhou, Hohhot, Mianyang, Hefei and Linyi, China.

    2006

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    2006 New Aston schools

    Aston English Schools are established in Dongying, Lanzhou, Xingping, Xuzhou and Yulin, China.

    2005

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    2005 New Aston schools

    Aston English Schools are established in Yan’an, Yanliang, Taiyuan, Zhengzhou, Wuhan, Chengdu, Weinan, Tongchuan, Yinchuan and Baoji, China.

    2004

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    2004 New Aston schools

    Aston English Schools are established in Tangshan, Guiyang, Hanzhong, Xianyang and Lianyungang, China.

    2003

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    Aston Education R&D department

    Aston Education R&D department has completed a full range of 24 textbooks ranging from children to adults, and from English language competence training to business English.

    2002

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    IPA training method

    Aston establishes its core theory of teaching and lesson preparation with the IPA training method and ‘Aston interactive teaching method’.

    2001

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    Xi’an, China

    Aston English School is established in Xi’an, China.

    2000

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    Aston interactive teaching model

    Aston English School's success in Dalian triggers its rapid expansion across China.

    1999

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    Jinan, China

    Aston English School is established in Jinan, China.

    1998

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    Aston Education, Research and Development Division is established

    Aston Education, Research and Development Division is established, with offices in China and the U.K.

    1997

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    Aston Global Recruitment Division

    Aston Global Recruitment Division is established in Washington Boro, New Jersey.

    1996

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    Dalian, China

    Aston Educational Group enters the Chinese market in Dalian.

    1992

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    Aston International Academy
    Aston International Academy was established in Austin, Texas, USA, to help ESL students prepare for higher education in the US.

    1991

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    Balboa School was established

    Balboa School was established in San Diego, California, USA, as a full blown K-12 college preparatory school. This is the longest running school in Aston.