Company:  CHINA DISTANCE EDUCATION ...
Form Type:  S-8
Filing Date:  2/6/2009 
CIK:  0001438644 
Address:  18TH FLOOR, XUEYUAN INTERNATIONAL TOWER
1 ZHICHUN ROAD, HAIDIAN DISTRICT
 
City, State, Zip:  BEIJING,  100083 
Telephone:  86-10-8231-9999 
Fiscal Year:  09/30 
Description of Business
We operate a U.S. listed company, China Distance Education Holdings Limited (NYSE: DL). Our U.S. listed company is primarily focused on the professional certification and professional development education markets by offering exam preparation courses and a series of complementary services for students across several industry verticals, such as accounting, healthcare, engineering & construction, and legal education, among others. The target customers are working professionals as well as college students. Our controlled company, Zhengbao Yucai, is primarily focused on China's college market, by offering business start-up training courses mainly to university students, and learning simulation software aimed at enriching the learning experience of college students and complementing traditional college teaching methods. We commenced our business in China in July 2000.
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  FORM S-8
    CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE
    PART I
    PART II
      Item 3. Incorporation of Certain Documents by Reference
    Item 4. Description of Securities
    Item 5. Interests of Named Experts and Counsel
      Item 6. Indemnification of Directors and Officers
      Item 7. Exemption from Registration Claimed
      Item 8. Exhibits
      Item 9. Undertakings
    SIGNATURES
    POWER OF ATTORNEY
    EXHIBIT INDEX
  EXHIBIT 5
  EXHIBIT 23.1
    CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM