Online education is in full swing in China. The newly emerged range from Coursera-like platforms, online services for schools, to learning apps. While some hope to change China’s education market drastically, many don’t believe it will change in the near future that the private education market, through the Internet or not, is pretty much about pre-exam courses or language learning.

NetEase, one of the largest Chinese Internet companies and early mover in China’s online education market, didn’t expect they’d roll out an online class platform focusing on English-learning.

Earlier this year, the company launched Youdao Open Education Platform for third parties to list and sell courses and other educational content. Unlike other newly launched Chinese online education platforms, such as Tizi.com (for K-12 education), the plan of the Youdao one is to leverage the user base of Youdao Dictionary.

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Tracey Xiang

Tracey Xiang is Beijing, China-based tech writer. Reach her at traceyxiang@gmail.com