Aston Milestones 1991-2015

    1991

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    Balboa City 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.

  • 1992

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

  • 1996

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    Aston Educational Group enters the Chinese market in Dalian.

  • 1997

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

  • 1998

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

  • 1999

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    Aston English School is established in Jinan, China.

  • 2000

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

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    Aston English School is established in Changchun, China.

  • 2001

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

  • 2002

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

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    Aston English Schools are established in Dandong and Shenyang, China.

  • 2003

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    Aston Education Research and Development Division complete work on an advanced series of professional ESL language books.

  • 2004

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

  • 2005

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

  • 2006

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

  • 2007

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    Aston Educational Group redefines its organizational structure.

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

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    Aston begins publishing its own textbooks in China market.

  • 2008

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

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    Aston English Schools are established in Ankang, Weifang, Yantai, Erdos and Xiangyang, China.

  • 2009

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    Aston introduces the ‘Aston A+’ brand.

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    Aston’s Ebuddy Online learning software is successfully introduced to Aston English schools.

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    Aston English Schools are established in Jining, Luoyang, Yuncheng and Changshu, China.

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    The first three Aston A+ learning centers are established in Dalian, Jinan and Xi’an, China.

  • 2010

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

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

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

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    Aston successfully introduces its ‘Jungle Gym’ course for 34 year olds.

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    Aston English Schools are established in Huaibei and Huainan, China.

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    Aston A+ learning centers are established in Wenzhou, Tangshan, Xiamen, Chongqing, Chengdu, Guiyang, Xianyang, Yinchuan and Dalian, China.

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    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.

  • 2011

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    Aston English updates and upgrades Ebuddy, its online learning system.

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    Aston English Schools are established in Tengzhou, Weihai, Dalateqi, Binzhou, Datong, Yancheng, Tianshui, Changsha, Chang’an, Xilinhot and Wuhai, China.

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

  • 2012

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

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    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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    Aston English Schools are established in Zhangzhou, Lu’ an, Jingzhou, Zouping and Korla, China.

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    Jinan and Wenzhou Aston A+ establish independent learning centers.

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    Jinan Aston A+ marks Aston’s 100th School

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    Shenzhen Jia Hua Language School joins Aston Educational Group.

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

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

  • 2013

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    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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    Aston Abroad partners with Educatius to jointly represent their 100 high schools to Aston Educational Group’s students across Asia.

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    Aston acquires New Horizons, a topranked SAT testpreparation and language arts school with three locations in Shanghai.

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    Aston English Schools are established in Hancheng, Lintong, Liaocheng, Taian, Shiyan, Wuzhong, Zhongwei and Shizuishan, China.

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    Changzhi Aston A+ Learning Center is established.

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    Aston Vietnam establishes its 4th school in Ho Chi Minh City, and 5th school in Hai Phong.

  • 2014

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    Balboa City School International’s SinoUS Senior High School (Dual Diploma) Program’s first graduates are accepted by worldwide top100ranked universities, including 16 accepted by top 50 universities, with many receiving scholarships.

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

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    Aston English Schools are established in Zhaoqing, Changshaxian, Zhucheng.

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    Aston opens county franchises in Shanxi Liquan, Jingyang, Zhouzhi, and Meixian.

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    Aston English National Lecture Series is successfully held in Xi’an, Jinan, Dalian, Yantai, Chengdu, Huhhot, Xingping, Jining and Taian.

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

  • 2015

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    Aston English Schools are established in Guangzhou, China.

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    Aston signs cooperation agreement with Dayton University to provide English language programs on Dayton University’s Suzhou campus.

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    JiaHua Language School opens a new campus in Zhuhai, China.

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